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SEQUESTER, v Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In the civil law. To renounce or disclaim, etc. As when a widow came into court and disclaimed having anything to do with her deceased husband’s estate, she was said to sequester. Tbe word more commonly signifies the act of taking in execution under a writ of sequestration. Brown. To deposit a thing which is the subject of a controversy in the hands of a third person, to hold for tbe contending parties. To take a thing which is the subject of a controversy out of the possession of the contending parties, and deposit it in the hands of a third person. Calvin. In equity practice. To take possession of tbe property of a defendant, and hold it SEQUESTER 1074


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