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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

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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The shrine/museum, sequestered by the government on suspicion that it was part of the Marcoses' ill-gotten wealth, houses a number of pieces from the fabled art collection of the dictator's widow, now a representative of Ilocos Norte.
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Additionally, the studies demonstrated that when the pellets are crushed the sequestered naltrexone is released and is available to counteract the effects of oxycodone, added the company.
Additionally, the captured carbon dioxide must be transported to sites where it can be sequestered or reused, which requires new infrastructure."
On March 1, 2013, $85 billion of federal spending was sequestered. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimated that sequestration would require a 7.8 percent cut in nonexempt defense spending; a 5 percent cut in nonexempt, nondefense funding; and a 2 percent cut in Medicare.
A Greek Cypriot who is owed over Au2m sterling by the Turkish Cypriot Immovable Property Commission (IPC) sequestered, through the courts in the north, the vehicles owned by 'government ministers' as part payment, his lawyer said.
"When some people try to measure soil carbon changes, they'll see an increase in total carbon levels and conclude that the carbon has been sequestered. But the carbon hasn't been sequestered until, after decomposition, it becomes attached to soil mineral particles.
That means Lane County will get its full allocation of $16.4 million that Congress approved in late September - unlike this year when the county's share was sequestered and automatically reduced by nearly 5 percent.
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The judge presiding over George Zimmerman's trial announced Thursday that the jurors and alternates will be sequestered for the duration.
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