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[ek-struh-dish-uh n] /ˌɛk strəˈdɪʃ ən/
the procedure by which a state or nation, upon receipt of a formal request by another state or nation, turns over to that second jurisdiction an individual charged with or convicted of a crime in that jurisdiction.
1830-40; < French; see ex-1, tradition
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nonextradition, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ex-tradition


the surrender of an alleged offender or fugitive to the state in whose territory the alleged offence was committed
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin trāditiō a handing over; see tradition
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Word Origin and History for ex-tradition
1839, from Fr. extradition apparently a coinage of Voltaire's, from L. ex- "out" + traditio (gen. traditionis) "a delivering up, handing over," from tradere "to hand over."
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ex-tradition in Culture
extradition [(ek-struh-dish-uhn)]

The legal process by which one government may obtain custody of individuals from another government in order to put them on trial or imprison them.

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