- To separate from all external influence.
- The jury was sequestered from the press by the judge's order.
- To separate in order to store.
- The coal burning plant was ordered to sequester its CO2 emissions.
- (chemistry) To prevent an ion in solution from behaving normally by forming a coordination compound
- (law) To temporarily remove (property) from the possession of its owner and hold it as security against legal claims.
- (US, politics, law) To remove (certain funds) automatically from a budget.
- The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestered 1.2 trillion dollars over 10 years on January 2, 2013.
- (US, politics, law) To lay off (from employment) in response to government tax cut related to Budget Control Act of 2011
- (international law) To seize and hold enemy property.
Related terms 
sequester (plural sequesters)
- sequestration; separation
- (law) A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a referee.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)
- (medicine) A sequestrum.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.