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
1 : to deliver up to extradition
2 : to obtain the extradition of
Examples of extradite in a sentence
He will be extradited from the U.S. to Canada to face criminal charges there.
The prisoner was extradited across state lines.
Did You Know?
Some countries have a tradition of extradition—a fact which might concern criminals. Likely of significantly less concern to most criminals is the fact that extradition and tradition are related; both come from the Latin verb tradere, which means "to hand over." (Think of a tradition as something handed over from one generation to the next.) Some other words that have been handed down from tradere include betray, traitor, and treason.
Origin of extradite
back-formation from extradition
First Known Use: 1864
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