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n. - Seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized; The act of segregating;

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Usage examples (36)
  • sequestration of the jury
  • And the sequestration is already happening exactly as he predicted.
  • The permanence of sequestration is subject to some debate.
  • In addition, in sequestration I can see ample opportunity for unintended consequences, and not the good kinds.
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