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How to Pronounce sequester?

Correct pronunciation for the word "sequester" is [siːkwˈɛstə], [siːkwˈɛstə], [s_iː_k_w_ˈɛ_s_t_ə].

"Sequester" in context

A sequester is a mechanism that allows governments or other institutions to temporarily set aside funds or resources for future use. This means that funds or resources are taken out, or "sequestered", from regular channels and placed in a separate account for later use. The term is also commonly used in legal proceedings to describe the state of criminal defendants being held in high security or responding to a court order not to leave the jurisdiction. In this case, the sequestered individual may have limited access to or communication with family or the outside world.

In government spending, sequestering generally refers to an act or provision that reduces or eliminates a budget item.

What are similar-sounding words for sequester?

Usage over time for sequester:

This graph shows how "sequester" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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