Sequestrátion. n.s. [sequestration, Fr. from sequestrate.]
- Separation; retirement.
His addiction was to courses vain;
I never noted in him any study,
Any retirement, any sequestration
From open haunts and popularity. Shak. Henry V.
There must be leisure, retirement, solitude, and a sequestration of a man's self from the noise and toils of the world; for truth scorns to be seen by eyes too much fixt upon inferiour objects. South's Sermons.
- Disunion; disjunction.
The metals remain unsevered, the fire only dividing the body into smaller particles, hindering rest and continuity, without any sequestration of elementary particles. Boyle.
- State of being set aside.
Since Henry Monmouth first began to reign,
Before whose glory I was great in arms,
This loathsome sequestration have I had. Shakesp. H. VI.
- Deprivation of the use and profits of a possession.
If there be a single spot in the globe more barren, the rector or vicar may be obliged, by the caprice or pique of the bishop, to build upon it, under pain of sequestration. Swift.