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sequestration

Pronunciation: /ˌsiːkwəsˈtreɪʃən; ˌsiːkwɪˈstreɪʃən/

Translation of sequestration in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • (in contempt case) embargo (masculine); (of property in litigation) secuestro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The primary methods of enforcement on the breach of injunctive orders are committal for contempt and sequestration of assets.
    • The Sexual Offences Act had made trafficking for sexual purposes an offence and those convicted could face 14 years in prison and sequestration of their assets.
    • Legal action may include, but not be limited to, asset sequestration, criminal charges of corruption, jail, and travel bans.

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