se·ques·tra·tion /ˌsē-kwəs-'trā-shən, ˌse-/ n
1: the act of sequestering: the state of being sequestered
2 a: a writ authorizing an official (as a sheriff) to take into custody the property of a defendant usu. to enforce a court order, to exercise quasi in rem jurisdiction, or to preserve the property until judgment is rendered
b in the civil law of Louisiana: a deposit in which a neutral person agrees to hold property in dispute and to restore it to the party to whom it is determined to belong
3: the cancellation of funds for expenditure or obligation in order to enforce federal budget limitations set by law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun annexation, appropriation, attachment, confiscation, deprivation, displacement, distraint, distress, divestment, execution, garnishment, impoundage, impoundment, impressment, levy, seizure, take-over II index attachment (seizure), disseisin, distraint, distress (seizure), expropriation (divestiture), privation, removal, taking

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

1. an order of the court to commissioners directing them to seize property belonging to a person or body, usually applied where that person or body is in contempt of court.
2. in Scotland, the technical name for bankruptcy proceedings.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1) The act of isolating a jury or witness.
2) The act of a court taking property that is a subject of a legal dispute pending the outcome of a lawsuit to determine ownership. (See also: sequester)
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 The isolation of a trial jury in the custody of the court for the duration of a trial in order to prevent tampering or their hearing outside testimony; keeping witnesses apart from one another and outside the courtroom;
2 the placement of an item or monies in dispute with an independent party pending resolution of litigation between two making claim to the item or monies.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

In the context of trials, the isolation of a jury from the public, or the separation of witnesses to ensure the integrity of testimony. In other legal contexts the seizure of property or the freezing of assets by court order.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

In the context of trials, the isolation of a jury from the public, or the separation of witnesses to ensure the integrity of testimony. In other legal contexts the seizure of property or the freezing of assets by court order.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   the act of a judge issuing an order that a jury or witness be sequestered (kept apart from outside contacts during trial).
   See also: sequester

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • sequestration — Sequestration …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • séquestration — [ sekɛstrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1810; « mise sous séquestre » 1390; lat. sequestratio ♦ Action de séquestrer (qqn), état d une personne séquestrée. « le travail est impossible en prison : le travail ne pouvant s obtenir que dans une séquestration… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sequestration — Seq ues*tra tion, n. [L. sequestratio: cf. F. s[ e]questration.] 1. (a) (Civil & Com. Law) The act of separating, or setting aside, a thing in controversy from the possession of both the parties that contend for it, to be delivered to the one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sequestration — Sequestration, eine besondere Art des Depositum, welche darin besteht, daß die Aufbewahrung einer Sache, weil Streit darüber entstanden od. aus anderen Gründen, einem unparteiischen Dritten (Sequester) anvertraut wird, welcher sich verpflichtet… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sequestration — (lat.), die Anordnung, daß eine Sache, bezüglich deren Streit zwischen zwei Parteien besteht, einem Dritten (dem Sequester) übergeben werde, damit er sie zur Sicherung der Ansprüche des Berechtigten aufbewahre. Die S., mit der regelmäßig eine… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sequestration — (lat.), Zwangsverwaltung, die Anvertrauung eines in Streit befangenen Gegenstandes an einen Dritten (Sequester) zwecks Aufbewahrung und Verwaltung bis zur Herausgabe der Sache an den Berechtigten nach entschiedenem oder sonst erledigtem… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sequestration — Sequestration, Zwangsverwaltung im Fall der Verhängung des Konkurses über das Vermögen einer Eisenbahn oder aus anderen Gründen (zur Erzwingung der dem Unternehmer obliegenden konzessionsmäßigen oder sonstigen öffentlich rechtlichen… …   Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • Sequestration — Sequestration,die:⇨Zwangsverwaltung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • sequestration — (n.) c.1400, from L.L. sequestrationem, noun of action from pp. stem of L. sequestrare (see SEQUESTER (Cf. sequester)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sequestration — [sē΄kwə strā′shən, si kwes΄trā′shən] n. [ME sequestracion < MFr < LL sequestratio] 1. a sequestering or being sequestered; seclusion; separation 2. a) the taking and holding of property pending resolution of a legal dispute b) confiscation… …   English World dictionary

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