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English noun: sequestration

1. sequestration (act) the act of segregating or sequestering

SamplesSequestration of the jury.


Broader (hypernym)separation

Antonymsdesegregation, integrating, integration

2. sequestration (process) the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions

Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

3. sequestration (communication) a writ that authorizes the seizure of property

Broader (hypernym)judicial writ, writ

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. sequestration (act) seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized


Broader (hypernym)appropriation

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