Definition of sequestrate in English:

sequestrate

verb

  • another term for sequester
    • ‘A legal attack was waged against the union, during which there were repeated efforts to sequestrate its assets.’
    • ‘The fear that during unofficial strikes the courts could sequestrate the unions' funds has made the bureaucracy shy away from using the kind of tactics required to win disputes.’
    • ‘The reason for this is simple-the union's funds would have been sequestrated.’
    • ‘This was crucially important, as when the funds of the union were sequestrated, the support groups were independent of the union and their funds could not be touched.’
    • ‘An application by the corporation seeking to sequestrate the assets of the Union has already been adjourned until later this month.’
    • ‘Eventually the bailiff was charged and his property sequestrated, the governor was removed and later arrested, and - fifteen years after the original dispute - compensation payment made by the estate to some of the peasants.’
    • ‘It is preceded by a writ and operates by sequestrating all the real and personal property of the union or person subject to the order, and is cumulative to other methods of enforcing an order such as committal.’

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘separate from general access’): from late Latin sequestrat- ‘given up for safekeeping’, from the verb sequestrare (see sequester).

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