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extradition

[ek-struh-dish-uh n] /ˌɛk strəˈdɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
the procedure by which a state or nation, upon receipt of a formal request by another state or nation, turns over to that second jurisdiction an individual charged with or convicted of a crime in that jurisdiction.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French; see ex-1, tradition
Related forms
nonextradition, noun
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Examples for extradition
  • So far, even the extradition has proved surprisingly tricky.
  • It also rejected the argument that extradition was disproportionate to the potential crime involved.
  • The charity denies the accusations and is fighting the pending extradition of one of its founders.
  • extradition is mainly a political matter though it has elements of law.
  • And extradition remains as much a political, as a legal, procedure.
  • So far insider trading is not considered a serious enough offence to support extradition.
  • He's a head of state, and you don't demand the extradition of a foreign head of state.
  • The warrant offers only limited rights to mount an appeal against extradition.
  • No need to worry about irregular-looking extradition requests, he tells her pleasantly.
  • The two countries do not have an extradition treaty.
British Dictionary definitions for extradition

extradition

/ˌɛkstrəˈdɪʃən/
noun
1.
the surrender of an alleged offender or fugitive to the state in whose territory the alleged offence was committed
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin trāditiō a handing over; see tradition
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Word Origin and History for extradition
extradition
1839, from Fr. extradition apparently a coinage of Voltaire's, from L. ex- "out" + traditio (gen. traditionis) "a delivering up, handing over," from tradere "to hand over."
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extradition in Culture
extradition [(ek-struh-dish-uhn)]

The legal process by which one government may obtain custody of individuals from another government in order to put them on trial or imprison them.

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