sequestration

Definitions of sequestration
  1. noun
    the act of segregating or sequestering
    sequestration of the jury”
    synonyms: segregation
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    Antonyms:
    desegregation, integrating, integration
    the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
    type of:
    separation
    the social act of separating or parting company
  2. noun
    seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
    synonyms: requisition
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    type of:
    appropriation
    a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
  3. noun
    a writ that authorizes the seizure of property
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    type of:
    judicial writ, writ
    (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
  4. noun
    the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions
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    type of:
    chemical action, chemical change, chemical process
    (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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