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sequester

v. to keep separate or apart. In so-called "high-profile" criminal prosecutions (involving major crimes, events, or persons given wide publicity) the jury is sometimes "sequestered" in a hotel without access to news media, the general public or their families except under supervision, in order to prevent the jury from being "tainted" by information or opinions about the trial outside of the evidence in the courtroom. A witness may be sequestered from hearing the testimony of other witnesses, commonly called being "excluded," until after he/she has testified, supposedly to prevent that witness from being influenced by other evidence or tailoring his/her testimony to fit the stories of others. (See: sequestration)

sequester

(Seclude), verb cloister, closet, conceal, confine, exclude, isolate, quarantine, remove, retire, secret, segregate, separate, withdraw
Associated concepts: sequester a jury, sequester a witness

sequester

(Seize property), verb annex, appropriate, arrogate, attach, confiscate, dispossess, distrain, impound, impress, levy, preempt, replevy, separate, sequestrate, set apart, set aside, take, take hold of, wrest
Associated concepts: sequester assets
See also: attach, collect, confiscate, deprive, distrain, eliminate, exclude, garnish, impound, impress, insulate, isolate, remove, seclude, seize, withdraw

sequester

1 the practice, prevalent in the USA, of keeping juries sealed up during sensational trials. In this way they do not have access to prejudicial materials or contacts.
2 to take (property) temporarily out of the possession of its owner, until the claims of creditors are satisfied or a court order is complied with.
3 in international law, to requisition or appropriate enemy property.

TO SEQUESTER, civil and eccl. law. To renounce. Example, when a widow comes into court and disclaims having anything to do, or to intermeddle with her deceased husband's estate, she is said to sequester. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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