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


Back-formation from extradition.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from extradition. (Source: SOED 1983.) (Wiktionary)



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