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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.
1620-30; extra- + judicial
Related forms
extrajudicially, adverb Unabridged
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Examples 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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