- Extradite is defined as to send a person back to the country where he or she committed a crime.
An example of extradite is to send a person who committed a crime in Spain back to Spain.
extradite definition by Webster's New World
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extradite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb ex·tra·dit·ed, ex·tra·dit·ing, ex·tra·dites verb, transitive
- To give up or deliver (a fugitive, for example) to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority.
- To obtain the extradition of. See Synonyms at banish.
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).
Origin: Back-formation from extradition.
extradite - Legal Definition
To transfer through legal process a captured fugitive to the jurisdiction where he or she is sought.