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[ek-struh-dahyt] /ˈɛk strəˌdaɪt/
verb (used with object), extradited, extraditing.
to give up (an alleged fugitive or criminal) to another state or nation at its request.
to obtain the extradition of.
1860-65; back formation from extradition
Related forms
unextradited, adjective Unabridged
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  • Besides, there is insufficient evidence to extradite him.
  • He can appeal the decision to extradite him, but the whole process ought not to take longer than a few days.
  • Many countries will not extradite their own citizens.
  • One of them being that they will not extradite their own citizens.
  • The bill would also provide funding for authorities to extradite fugitives for prosecution.
British Dictionary definitions for extradite


verb (transitive)
to surrender (an alleged offender) for trial to a foreign state
to procure the extradition of
Word Origin
C19: back formation from extradition
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Word Origin and History for extradite

1864, back-formation from extradition. Related: Extradited; extraditing.

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