Sequester – Take possession of someone's property until they have paid money that is owed
To remember the definition of the word sequester, use the following mnemonic:
I was going on a sea quest (sequester) but the traffic officers seized temporary possession.
Examples of sequester in a sentence
His home was sequestered by the court until he had paid the bank the interest on his loan.
They agreed to sequester the money in the firm account until they paid their debts.
Everything she owned was sequestered until she agreed to attend the divorce hearing.