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sequester

Pronunciation: /sɪˈkwestər; sɪˈkwestə(r)/

Translation of sequester in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Law/Derecho] (in contempt case) embargar*; [property in litigation] secuestrar
    Example sentences
    • After the war in 1944 German property in Belgium was sequestered, and the shares in the subsidiary sold.
    • That runs counter to the finding of the judge that he has realisable assets in a certain amount in excess of those sums which have been sequestered.
    • Hence, several farms have not been able to sell their milk, which was sequestered by the local health authorities and destroyed.
  • 2 (isolate) [literary/literario] aislar*
    Example sentences
    • In fact, practically every story written on her lately has breathlessly played up how she sequestered herself in a cabin in the woods near Ottawa in the months leading up to making the album.
    • He then sequestered himself in a cave for nine years and sat gazing at the wall.
    • So they actually bought their own small roulette wheel, sequestered themselves in their rooms at the Pension Russe, spent hours practicing, and returned to play day after day.

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