Extraterritoriality is defined as being free from the jurisdiction of the location where you live so you can't be subject to legal action.
When a diplomat cannot be prosecuted in the courts where he is living, this is an example of extraterritoriality.
- freedom from the jurisdiction of the country in which one is living, as in the case of foreign diplomats
- jurisdiction of a country over its citizens in foreign lands
- The operation of the law of a state or country outside of its physical boundaries.
- Exemption from local legal jurisdiction, such as that granted to foreign diplomats.