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SEQUESTRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sequestration mean? 

SEQUESTRATION (noun)
  The noun SEQUESTRATION has 4 senses:

1. the act of segregating or sequestering
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

  Familiarity information: SEQUESTRATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEQUESTRATION (noun)


Sense 1sequestration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of segregating or sequestering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sequestration; segregation

Context example:

sequestration of the jury

Hypernyms ("sequestration" is a kind of...):

separation (the social act of separating or parting company)


Sense 2sequestration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("sequestration" is a kind of...):

chemical action; chemical change; chemical process ((chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved)


Sense 3sequestration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A writ that authorizes the seizure of property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("sequestration" is a kind of...):

judicial writ; writ ((law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 4sequestration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

requisition; sequestration

Hypernyms ("sequestration" is a kind of...):

appropriation (a deliberate act of acquisition)


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