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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of extradite

extraditedextraditing

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

  3. 2 :  to obtain the extradition of

Examples of extradite in a sentence

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

  2. 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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Law Dictionary

extradite

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transitive verb ex·tra·dite \ˈek-strə-ˌdīt\

Legal Definition of extradite

extraditedextraditing

  1. 1 :  to deliver up to extradition

  2. 2 :  to obtain the extradition of

extraditability \ˌek-strə-ˌdī-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
extraditable \ˈek-strə-ˌdī-tə-bəl\ play adjective




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