Se·ques·tered a. Retired; secluded. “Sequestered scenes.”
Along the cool, sequestered vale of life. --Gray.
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.
adj 1: providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic
world of books"; "sat close together in the
sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive
calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot"
[syn: cloistered, reclusive, secluded]
2: kept separate and secluded; "a sequestered jury"