Definitions

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

  • n. Legal surrender of a fugitive to the jurisdiction of another state, country, or government for trial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The surrender or delivery of an alleged criminal by one State or sovereignty to another having jurisdiction to try charge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Delivery by one state or nation to another, particularly of fugitives from justice.
  • n. The projection, in the act of perception, of a sensation to a distance from the body.
  • Same as extradite (which see).

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

  • n. the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)

Etymologies

French : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin trāditiō, trāditiōn-, a handing over; see tradition.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The United States cannot always request extradition from the countries who host these terrorists, especially when the host country does not have an operating judicial system or is hostile to the US.

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  • I also think that Switzerland should cooperate fully in extradition procedures to send him a.s.a.p. to the U.S.

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  • Before an agreed US/British change in extradition rules in 1985, the shooter could not be extradited to Britain for trial.

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  • If extradition is the price of breaking those rules, then that's what he gets.

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  • GRANT: Yes, they ` re careful not to use the word extradition, Nancy.

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  • In October 1998, Pinochet was put under house arrest while in London for an operation pending an extradition from a Spanish judge, investigating crimes against humanity committed during his dictatorship.

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  • Oklahoma authorities have 90 days to obtain extradition, Johnston said.

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  • Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice' in Swedish extradition bid over sex claims Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice' in Swedish extradition bid over sex claims - The lawyer for Julian Assange argued Monday that the embattled WikiLeaks founder will face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if sent to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.

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  • Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice' in Swedish extradition bid over sex claims Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice' in Swedish extradition bid over sex claims - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday that Swedish secrecy around rape proceedings and his client's global notoriety mean there is a risk of a denial of justice if he is extradited to Sweden over sex crimes allegations.

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  • Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice' in Swedish extradition bid over sex claims By JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

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