Nin the custody of the court, until he purges himself of a contempt. In English ecclesiastical practice. To gather aud take care of the fruits and profits of a vacaut benefice, for the benefit of the Onext incumbent. In international law. To confiscate ; to appropriate private property to public use; to seize the property of the private citizens of a hostile power, as when a belligerent na- Ption sequesters debts due from Its own subjects to the enemy. See 1 Kent, Comm. G2.