Definitions for "Sequester"
To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively.
To withdraw; to retire.
The cancellation of budgetary resources pursuant to the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990. If canceled, sequestration funds will not be available for obligation or expenditure. Sequestration may occur in response to the enactment of appropriations that cause a breach in the discretionary spending limits, the enactment of revenue, direct spending legislation that causes a net increase in the deficit, or the estimation of a deficit in excess of the maximum deficit amount. back to top of S glossary
A sequester is the cancellation of budgetary resources provided by discretionary appropriations or direct spending legislation, following various procedures prescribed in law. A sequester may occur in response to a discretionary appropriation that causes a breach or in response to increases in the deficit resulting from the combined result of legislation affecting direct spending or receipts (referred to as a "pay-as-you-go" sequester).
an across-the-board cut in budgetary resources, typically across a broad section of the budget (such as most discretionary funding)
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.
Sequestration; separation.
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.
Keywords:  kwe
A chemical reaction in which certain ions are bound into a stable, water soluble compound, thus preventing undesirable action by the ions.
undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion; "The cations were sequestered"
To keep a substance (e.g., iron or manganese) in solution through the addition of a chemical agent (e.g., sodium hexametaphosphate) that forms chemical complexes with the substance. In the sequestered form, the substance cannot be oxidized into a particulate form that will deposit on or stain fixtues. Sequestering chemicals are aggressive compounds with respect to metals, and they may dissolve precipitated metals or corrode metallic pipe materials.
The reduction of funds to be used for benefits or administrative costs from a federal account based on the requirements specified in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act.
Keywords:  rape, repeatedly
v.t. To rape repeatedly.
To remove or segregate. Scientists sometimes say that activities, such as planting trees, which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, sequester carbon dioxide.
To extract and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
Keywords:  deprive, submit, estate, cause, process
To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
Keywords:  himself, write, book, study, his
keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
Same as Sequestrum.