the act of extraditing, as according to procedures established in an existing treaty, a person accused or convicted of a crime
Origin of extraditionFrench from Classical Latin ex, out + traditio, a surrender: see tradition
The surrender of an individual by one nation or state to another nation or state where that individual is sought for trial or punishment for the commission of a crime.
Origin of extraditionFrenchLatin ex- ex- Latin trāditiō trāditiōn- a handing over ; see tradition .
From French extradition
extradition - Legal Definition
The act of transferring a captured fugitive to the jurisdiction where he or she is sought; the legal process for such a transfer.