sequestrate for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (siːkwestreɪt)
Word forms: sequestrates, sequestrating, sequestrated
verb [usu passive]
When property is sequestrated, it is taken officially from someone who has debts, usually after a decision in a court of law. If the debts are paid off, the property is returned to its owner. [law] [beV-ed] ⇒ He tried to prevent union money from being sequestrated by the courts.
sequestration (siːkwestreɪʃən)uncountable noun [+ of] ⇒ ...the sequestration of large areas of land.