Extradition meaning

ĕkstrə-dĭshən
The act of extraditing, as according to procedures established in an existing treaty, a person accused or convicted of a crime.
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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.
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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.
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The act of transferring a captured fugitive to the jurisdiction where he or she is sought; the legal process for such a transfer.
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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