Pronunciation: (si-kwes'tur), [key]
1. to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement; seclude.
2. to remove or separate.
3. Law.to remove (property) temporarily from the possession of the owner; seize and hold, as the property and income of a debtor, until legal claims are satisfied.
4. Internat. Law.to requisition, hold, and control (enemy property).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.