1 the act of segregating or sequestering; "sequestration of the jury" [syn: segregation] [ant: integration]
2 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
3 a writ that authorizes the seizure of property
4 seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized [syn: requisition]
- The process or act of sequestering.
The term sequestration can have different meanings according to the context.
- Sequestration (law), the act of seizing property from the owner under process of law for the benefit of creditors or the state