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extradite

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verb ex·tra·dite \ˈek-strə-ˌdīt\

Simple Definition of extradite

  • law : to send (a person who has been accused of a crime) to another state or country for trial

Full Definition of extradite

ex·tra·dit·edex·tra·dit·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deliver up to extradition

  3. 2 :  to obtain the extradition of

Examples of extradite

  1. He will be extradited from the U.S. to Canada to face criminal charges there.

  2. The prisoner was extradited across state lines.



Origin of extradite

back-formation from extradition


First Known Use: 1864

Rhymes with extradite

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