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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 se·ques·ter /sɪˈkwɛstɚ/
 (vt.)使隱退,使隔絕,扣押,沒收

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 se·ques·ter /sɪˈkwɛstɚ/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·ques·ter, v. i.
 1. To withdraw; to retire. [Obs.]
    To sequester out of the world into Atlantic and Utopian politics.   --Milton.
 2. Law To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·ques·ter, n.
 1. Sequestration; separation. [R.]
 2. Law A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a mediator; an umpire or referee.
 3. Med. Same as Sequestrum.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Se·ques·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sequestered p. pr. & vb. n. Sequestering.]
 1. Law To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate.
    Formerly the goods of a defendant in chancery were, in the last resort, sequestered and detained to enforce the decrees of the court. And now the profits of a benefice are sequestered to pay the debts of ecclesiastics.   --Blackstone.
 2. To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
    It was his tailor and his cook, his fine fashions and his French ragouts, which sequestered him.   --South.
 3. To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
    I had wholly sequestered my civil affairss.   --Bacon.
 4. To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively.
    When men most sequester themselves from action.   --Hooker.
    A love and desire to sequester a man's self for a higher conversation.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sequester
      v 1: requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was
           sequestered"
      2: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal
         authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents
         impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated
         the stolen artwork" [syn: impound, attach, confiscate,
          seize]
      3: undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an
         ion; "The cations were sequestered"
      4: keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study
         to write a book" [syn: seclude, sequestrate, withdraw]
      5: set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he
         is working on" [syn: sequestrate, keep apart, set
         apart, isolate]