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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
1830-1840
1830-40; extra- + territoriality
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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 extra-territoriality

extraterritoriality

n.

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

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