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See - Seekwes - Sequestration

vickielant Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 7:18 PM
Thanks for explaining the sequester in plain language for us "Marx Brothers" fans!

The latest projectile-sweat-producing event in Our Nation's Capital is the looming automatic cuts in the federal budget known as "sequestration."

Sequestration is not a word we get to use every day in a sentence, most of us, but it is fun to say because we get to use the tip and the back of our tongues to say it.

According to Webster's, sequestration is a 14th century word from the Latin sequesrare - to hand over to a trustee or some other third party. Today it is an intransitive verb meaning to segregate (as a jury), to seclude, or to seize...