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exterritorial

[eks-ter-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌɛks tɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; ex-1 + territorial
Related forms
exterritoriality, noun
exterritorially, adverb

extraterritoriality

[ek-struh-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee, -tohr-] /ˈɛk strəˌtɛr ɪˌtɔr iˈæl ɪ ti, -ˌtoʊr-/
noun
1.
immunity from the jurisdiction of a nation, granted to foreign diplomatic officials, foreign warships, etc.
2.
the applicability or exercise of a sovereign's laws outside its territory.
Also, exterritoriality.
Origin
1830-40; extra- + territoriality
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British Dictionary definitions for exterritoriality

exterritorial

/ˌɛkstɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
a variant of extraterritorial
Derived Forms
exterritoriality, noun
exterritorially, adverb

extraterritoriality

/ˌɛkstrəˌtɛrɪˌtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ/
noun (international law)
1.
the privilege granted to some aliens, esp diplomats, of being exempt from the jurisdiction of the state in which they reside
2.
the right or privilege of a state to exercise authority in certain circumstances beyond the limits of its territory
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Word Origin and History for exterritoriality

extraterritoriality

n.

also extra-territoriality, 1803, from extraterritorial (from extra- + territorial) + -ity.

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Encyclopedia Article for exterritoriality

in international law, the immunities enjoyed by foreign states or international organizations and their official representatives from the jurisdiction of the country in which they are present. Extraterritoriality extends to foreign states or international organizations as entities and to their heads, legations, troops in passage, war vessels, mission premises, and other assets. It exempts them, while within the territory of a foreign sovereign, from local judicial process, police interference, and other measures of constraint. The term stems from the fiction that such persons or things are deemed not to be within the territory of the sovereign where they are actually present. This doctrine was originated by the French jurist Pierre Ayraut (1536-1601) and gained wide currency because of its adoption by the classical writers on the law of nations such as Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) and Samuel von Pufendorf (1632-1694). The word extraterritoriality or its foreign equivalent was not in use until the end of the 18th century. It gained a place in the legal vocabulary through its use, if not creation, by Georg Friedrich von Martens (1756-1821), whose treatise on the law of nations, published in 1788, acquired international repute and was promptly translated into several languages, including English.

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