Word of the Day – June 14 – Sequestration
Noun: Sequestration (see-kwah-STRAY-shun)
1. The act of sequestering, as with a jury.
2. A legal writ authorizing a sheriff or commissioner to take into custody the property of a defendant who is in contempt until the orders of a court are complied with.
3. A deposit whereby a neutral depositary agrees to hold property in litigation and to restore it to the party to whom it is adjudged to belong.
Sample sentence: During their sequestration, jurors were not allowed to speak to reporters.