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Definition of sequester:

  1. A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a mediator; an umpire or referee.
  2. Sequestration; separation.
  3. To cause ( one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive ( one) of one's estate, property, etc.
  4. To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; - often used reflexively.
  5. To renounce ( as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
  6. To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate.
  7. To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
  8. To withdraw; to retire.

Synonyms:

move back, draw, appropriate, pull back, pull in one's horns, draw off, crawfish out, recede, cut off, take back, pound, recall, back out, assign, isolate, seclude, seize, disengage, retire, take out, get hold of, tie, call back, close off, retreat, set-apart, grab, usurp, crawfish, clutch, bond, set off, take away, withdraw, assume, attach, capture, back away, arrogate, unsay, call in, include, sequestrate, keep apart, prehend, pull away, impound, conquer, bow out, bind, adjourn, swallow, specify, draw back, confiscate, take, take over.

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