Extradition Definition

ĕkstrə-dĭshən
noun
The act of extraditing, as according to procedures established in an existing treaty, a person accused or convicted of a crime.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
The act of transferring a captured fugitive to the jurisdiction where he or she is sought; the legal process for such a transfer.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Extradition

Noun

Singular:
extradition
Plural:
extraditions

Origin of Extradition

  • French Latin ex- ex- Latin trāditiō trāditiōn- a handing over tradition

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French extradition

    From Wiktionary

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