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1The action of taking legal possession of assets until a debt has been paid or other claims have been met.‘if such court injunctions are ignored, sequestration of trade union assets will follow’
separation, setting apart, keeping apart, sorting outView synonyms
- ‘Penalties include an unlimited fine, sequestration of property and/or two years imprisonment.’
- ‘She had brought in a batch of anti-union legislation, specifically aimed out outlawing supportive action by separate unions, under the threat of sequestration.’
- ‘Protected trust deeds are less formal than sequestrations, since they do not involve any court process.’
- ‘The debtor will be protected from enforcement action and sequestration while the programme is in place.’
- ‘This is important to high-risk entrepreneurs who can protect their important assets (like residential property, etc.) against possible sequestration.’
- ‘The primary methods of enforcement on the breach of injunctive orders are committal for contempt and sequestration of assets.’
- ‘Legal action may include, but not be limited to, asset sequestration, criminal charges of corruption, jail, and travel bans.’
- ‘Public humiliation was often a more powerful method of control than even the sequestration of an individual's money and property.’
- ‘The Sexual Offences Act had made trafficking for sexual purposes an offence and those convicted could face 14 years in prison and sequestration of their assets.’
- ‘Meanwhile, if there was any breach of a High Court injunction, individual teachers would not be imprisoned but the union would be exposed to the sequestration of its assets by the State.’
- ‘And the same is true of a sequestration made in consequence of a company's failure to comply with an order or undertaking.’
- ‘That, however, does not mean that there are no cases of negligent contempt where a penalty in the form of committal or sequestration would be appropriate.’
- ‘Some congressmen wanted ‘total confiscation’ while others ‘preferred limiting the act to sequestration.’’
- ‘In the proceedings before the Full Court, he made it clear that the applicant did not contest the order for sequestration of his estate.’
- ‘He short-circuited moral claims concerning the unethical nature of sequestration by saying, in effect, that the legal right to confiscate made for the moral right to do so.’
- 1.1 The action of taking forcible possession of something; confiscation.‘they demanded the sequestration of the incriminating correspondence’
- ‘Emigrés risked the sequestration of their land, but in 1814 nobles still owned 20 percent of the land in France, compared to 25 per cent in 1789.’
- 1.2 An act of declaring someone bankrupt.count noun ‘in Scotland there were 1,908 sequestrations of individuals’
- ‘In 1999 he petitioned for his own sequestration and was declared a personal bankrupt.’
- ‘This is to prevent an insolvent from transferring assets to their spouses to avoid the consequences of sequestration.’
- ‘He also said that if his bail was not extended in the meantime he stood to lose the assets he had accumulated since his sequestration last year.’
- ‘He also accepted a pension payout of R88000 three weeks before sequestration.’
- ‘The figures for Scotland are less severe, but the trend line is similar: personal sequestrations are down on the fourth quarter of 2005, but 37% higher than this time last year.’
- 1.3 The action of making a general cut in government spending.‘the measure brings the federal budget closer to sequestration’
2The action of sequestering a substance.
- ‘Anionic polymers, on the other hand, inhibit the processes of adsorption and transduction via sequestration of cationic polymers, preventing charge shielding and virus aggregation.’
- ‘This indicated that the sequestration capacity of iron plaque may be different between cations and anions.’
- ‘It is the valence of the lipid, not the membrane-bound peptide, that is the more important factor for lateral electrostatic sequestration.’
- ‘The next section shows that electrostatic theory predicts this lateral sequestration of a polyvalent lipid.’
- ‘A potentially beneficial effect of HO-1 activity against oxidant injury is related to its role in iron sequestration.’
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