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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [si-kwes-treyt]
    • /sɪˈkwɛs treɪt/
    • /sɪˈkwes.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [si-kwes-treyt]
    • /sɪˈkwɛs treɪt/

Definitions of sequestrate word

  • verb with object sequestrate Law. to sequester (property). to confiscate. 1
  • verb with object sequestrate to separate; seclude. 1
  • verb sequestrate When property is sequestrated, it is taken officially from someone who has debts, usually after a decision in a court of law. If the debts are paid off, the property is returned to its owner. 0
  • verb sequestrate to place (the property of a bankrupt) in the hands of a trustee for the benefit of his creditors 0
  • verb sequestrate to render (a person) bankrupt 0
  • verb sequestrate to seclude or separate 0

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Origin of sequestrate

First appearance:

before 1505
One of the 26% oldest English words
1505-15; < Latin sequestrātus (past participle of sequestrāre), equivalent to sequestr- (see sequester) + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Sequestrate


sequestrate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sequestrate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sequestrate

verb sequestrate

  • accroach — to assume to oneself without right or authority; usurp.
  • commandeer — If the armed forces commandeer a vehicle or building owned by someone else, they officially take charge of it so that they can use it.
  • confiscate — If you confiscate something from someone, you take it away from them, usually as a punishment.
  • conscripted — enrolled for compulsory service, esp military service
  • fine — of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine.

noun sequestrate

  • liquidator — a person who liquidates assets, especially one authorized to do so by a court of law.

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