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English noun: sequestration

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


SamplesSequestration of the jury.


Synonymssegregation


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


Synonymsrequisition


Broader (hypernym)appropriation









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