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extradite

[ek-struh-dahyt] /ˈɛk strəˌdaɪt/
verb (used with object), extradited, extraditing.
1.
to give up (an alleged fugitive or criminal) to another state or nation at its request.
2.
to obtain the extradition of.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; back formation from extradition
Related forms
unextradited, adjective
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Examples from the web for extradite
  • 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

extradite

/ˈɛkstrəˌdaɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to surrender (an alleged offender) for trial to a foreign state
2.
to procure the extradition of
Word Origin
C19: back formation from extradition
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Word Origin and History for extradite
v.

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

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