To sequester is to take something or someone out of the mainstream or out of circulation and put into isolation.(verb)
When a judge orders that a jury in a high-profile case be kept in a hotel for the duration of the trial, this is an example of a situation where the judge sequesters the jury.
See sequester in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sequestren < MFr sequestrer < LL sequestrare, to remove, lay aside, separate < L sequester, trustee, akin to sequi: see sequent
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verb se·ques·tered, se·ques·ter·ing, se·ques·ters verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English sequestren
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin sequestrāre, to give up for safekeeping
Origin: , from Latin sequester, depositary, trustee; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
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