sequestration

Part of speech: noun

Seizure; confiscation.

Part of speech: noun

Sequestrator.

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Usage examples "sequestration":

  1. My husband, his vassals, your cousin, and, in short, the sequestration of the estates of Mar and Bothwell, are all to be put to the hazard on account of a frantic outlaw, to whom, since the loss of his wife, I should suppose, death would be preferable to any gratitude we can pay him." - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  2. It is only so long as the projected pecuniary inroad is conceived as a simple sequestration of wealth in hand, that such a characterisation can be made to serve. - "An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation", Thorstein Veblen.
  3. Oct. 28.- When I dropped in at Uncle Ralph's last evening to welcome them back, the whole family were busy at a great center- table copying sequestration acts for the Confederate Government. - "Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War", Various.