What does the word sequestration mean?

Usage examples for sequestration

  1. 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 by Thorstein Veblen
  2. 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 by Various