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[ek-struh-joo-dish-uh l] /ˌɛk strə dʒuˈdɪʃ əl/
outside of judicial proceedings; beyond the action or authority of a court.
beyond, outside, or against the usual procedure of justice; legally unwarranted:
an extrajudicial penalty.
Origin of extrajudicial
1620-30; extra- + judicial
Related forms
extrajudicially, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for extrajudicial
  • If so, it makes the extrajudicial nature of this operation more frustrating.
  • The above proffer appears not to be extrajudicial if presented in court and only in court.
  • And never forget the extrajudicial squads he sanctioned that killed thousands of drug users and peddlers.
  • If you deny that there is extrajudicial killings and collateral damage, you are a liar, period.
  • At the same time, in his extrajudicial work of lecturing and writing, he explained and defended judicial lawmaking.
  • During the year, the police and military committed extrajudicial killings of criminal suspects at an increased rate.
  • The major human rights problems included extrajudicial killings, disappearances, and torture.
  • Rico law for tolling through extrajudicial claims are clear.
British Dictionary definitions for extrajudicial


outside the ordinary course of legal proceedings: extrajudicial evidence
beyond the jurisdiction or authority of the court: an extrajudicial opinion
Derived Forms
extrajudicially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for extrajudicial

also extra-judicial, 1580s (implied in extrajudicially); see extra- + judicial.

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