Root Word of the Day: SEQUESTER

sequester (verb) – to set apart or put in safekeeping; to withdraw
BREAKDOWN: SEQU- (follow) + -ER (to do)
— to sequester a jury is to isolate the jurors from the public for some or all of a trial to prevent contact with outside influences
sequestration is the act of sequestering or confiscating; also the process of segregation


This word is built on the root SEQU-, which means to follow.
Common SEQU- words include sequel and sequence.
More esoteric SEQU- words include sequacious.

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