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extradition

noun ex·tra·di·tion \ˌek-strə-ˈdi-shən\

Definition of EXTRADITION

:  the surrender of an alleged criminal usually under the provisions of a treaty or statute by one authority (as a state) to another having jurisdiction to try the charge
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Origin of EXTRADITION

French, from ex- + Latin tradition-, traditio act of handing over — more at treason
First Known Use: 1839

Other Legal Terms

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