Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Outside of the authority of a court.
  • adj. Outside of the usual judicial proceedings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Carried out without legal authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Out of or beyond the power authority of a court or judge; beyond jurisdiction; not valid as a part of a judicial proceeding; , are null and void.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Outside of judicial proceedings; out of the proper court, or the ordinary course or scope of legal procedure: as, extrajudicial declarations (those made out of court).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted

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Examples

  • In 2001, despite threats and grenade attacks, Guatemalan judges eventually convicted three people for the murder of Bishop Juan José Gerardi, who had just released a report on the state's and the military's complicity in extrajudicial killings.

    John Feffer: Not-So-Magical Realism

  • In 2001, despite threats and grenade attacks, Guatemalan judges eventually convicted three people for the murder of Bishop Juan José Gerardi, who had just released a report on the state's and the military's complicity in extrajudicial killings.

    John Feffer: Not-So-Magical Realism

  • In matters of foreign policy, this has for some time resulted in extrajudicial executions — war — but we are a far cry in this administration from the million Iraqis that Bush wiped out.

    Wonk Room » Negotiating With Enemies: Now The CW

  • They are cheap, reliable, and a reason why 28 prisoners have been held in extrajudicial detention in Guantanamo.

    Boing Boing

  • Targeted or political assassinations -- sometimes called extrajudicial executions -- are carried out by order of, or with the acquiescence of, a government, outside any judicial framework.

    Marjorie Cohn: Obama's Af-Pak War Should be Considered Illegal

  • We believe that the presence of our forces and Iraqi forces in neighborhoods; the focus on the so-called extrajudicial killing -- EJK -- cells, is, at least in substantial part, a reason for the reduction in these sectarian killings.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2007

  • I believe that they should stop the incursions, the closures, they should lift the roadblocks from one place to the other, between cities and villages and between everyone within the same -- and then they should stop the targeted killings, so-called extrajudicial killings or murders, and this kind of thing, because the Palestinians cannot abandon all kinds of resistance while the Israelis are doing that.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2003

  • Marjorie Cohn, immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild, who tells IPS: "Targeted or political assassinations - sometimes called extrajudicial executions - are carried out by order of, or with the acquiescence of, a government, outside any judicial framework."

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • Activists and international groups long have criticized Nigeria's police for committing so-called extrajudicial killings and fostering an officer corps that preys on the impoverished.

    dailypress.com - Breaking news

  • Activists and international groups long have criticised Nigeria's police for committing so-called extrajudicial killings and fostering an officer corps that preys on the impoverished.

    Mail & Guardian Online

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