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.
Students who sequester themselves in libraries.
Plants that sequester toxins from wetlands; plans to sequester carbon dioxide produced by a power plant by injection into an underground aquifer.
The jury was sequestered from the press by the judge's order.
The coal burning plant was ordered to sequester its CO2 emissions.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 sequestered 1.2 trillion dollars over 10 years on January 2, 2013.
Origin of sequester
- Middle English sequestren from Old French from Latin sequestrāre to give up for safekeeping from Latin sequester depositary, trustee sekw-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Late Latin sequestrÅ (“set aside"), from Latin sequester (“mediator, trustee").