sequestration

sequestration

[see-kwes-trey-shuhn, si-kwes-]

In law, a writ authorizing a law-enforcement official to take into custody the property of a defendant in order to enforce a judgment or to preserve the property until a judgment is rendered. In some civil-law jurisdictions, contested property may be deposited with a third party until it is determined to whom it properly belongs.

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The term sequestration can have different meanings according to the context.

  • Sequestration (law), the act of seizing property from the owner under process of law for the benefit of creditors or the state

Biochemistry

In biochemistry, sequestration indicates that a compound or metabolite is locked away so as not to be readily available. The inhibition or prevention of normal ion behavior by combination with added materials, especially the prevention of metallic ion precipitation from solution by formation of a coordination compound with a tree/to leave or isolate form.

Climate change

With regard to climate change,sequestration denotes the permanent storage of carbon dioxide or other IR active compounds, so they will not be released to the atmosphere where they would contribute to the greenhouse gas effect.

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