extra territoriality

extraterritoriality

[ek-struh-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee, -tohr-]
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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extraterritoriality (ˌɛkstrəˌtɛrɪˌtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ)
 
n
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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extraterritoriality
1836, from extra- + territory + -al (1) + -ity.
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