from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give up or deliver (a fugitive, for example) to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority.
- transitive v. To obtain the extradition of. See Synonyms at banish.
- intransitive v. To perform the act of extradition or engage in the process of extradition: "Rio or Uruguay or wherever it is that they do not extradite for murder” ( Scott Turow).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove a person from one state to another by legal process.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deliver up by one government to another, as a fugitive from justice. See extradition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deliver or give up, as to another nation: as, to extradite a criminal.
- To project in perception by a psychological process (a sensation) to a distance from the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hand over to the authorities of another country
He called on Police Commissioner Fivas to "extradite" all white business people involved in corruption in the former Transkei, back there.
An army would have been despatched to "extradite" him.
A Dubai court approved the U.K. request to extradite him, a decision Mr. Ibori appealed unsuccessfully, according to media reports.
Switzerland is also a signatory to the Convention Against Torture – and, as a party to CAT, has undertaken that it will prosecute or extradite for prosecution anyone present in its territory who it has a reasonable basis for believing has committed torture.
More interactive graphics and photos Sweden is attempting to extradite Mr. Assange from the U.K. to question him over allegations that he raped one woman and molested another during a visit to Stockholm in August.
(Only when the Rome Statute is ratified does a state become bound to extradite war criminals to the ICC, etc.)
Refusing to extradite someone who has previously been acquitted is not the same as refusing to try them.
To go back to the kidnapping in France to murder in Germany hypo, it seems like Germany would not extradite, but if the guy were stupid enough to go to France, he could be prosecuted.
On September 29, Putin offered to negotiate with Maskhadov if he condemned terrorism “clearly and firmly,” ejected armed bands from Chechnya, and agreed to extradite “criminals.”
Earlier Saljic said Mladic would appeal a Belgrade's court decision on Friday to extradite him to the U.N.-backed court to stand trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including genocide.