ex·​tra·​dit·​able | \ ˈek-strə-ˌdī-tə-bəl How to pronounce extraditable (audio) \

Definition of extraditable

1 : subject or liable to extradition
2 : making one liable to extradition an extraditable offense

Examples of extraditable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later in the day, police received information that Hornblower had an extraditable warrant out of Rhode Island on larceny and fraud charges. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "Man arrested in Manchester as fugitive from justice," 22 Nov. 2019 Under international law, the extradition process begins with a country seeking a person who had committed a crime in that country or has been found guilty of an extraditable offense. Ved Nanda, The Denver Post, "Nanda: Extraditing Fethullah Gulen to Turkey would erode the rule of law," 21 Nov. 2019 Criminal history, yes, is a factor if there’s an extraditable warrant or prosecution for another offense. Marijuana Moment, BostonGlobe.com, "Homeland Security chief won’t say whether immigrant families should be separated over marijuana," 19 July 2019 In a bid to secure the support of the business community, the government has limited the scope of extraditable offenses -- but for some that is still not enough. James Griffiths, CNN, "Does the extradition law really spell the death of Hong Kong? Some businesses say yes," 11 June 2019 Trying to address some objections from business groups, the government has dropped nine economic crimes — including securities and tax violations but not bribery or money laundering — from a list of extraditable offenses. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Fearing China’s Rule, Hong Kong Residents Resist Extradition Plan," 7 June 2019 Often, but not always, crimes that are punishable in both countries are extraditable. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Neymar's Social Media Response, Geography Add Layers to Rape Accusation," 4 June 2019 Prescott Valley police detectives confirmed Cagley was wanted under a felony extraditable warrant, and he was arrested without incident Tuesday and booked into the Yavapai County Jail, the police statement said. Derek Hall, azcentral, "Iowa prison escapee on lam for 37 years arrested in Arizona; wife says it's all a mistake," 30 Mar. 2018 But now Perez’s lucrative legal career may be threatened after he was thrown out of La Picota in mid-January when a prison director berated him and another American lawyer for trying to visit extraditable inmates without proper permission. Jay Weaver And Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "‘Devil’s lawyer’ represents Colombia’s top narcos. Now he’s banned from entering the country," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of extraditable

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Dec 2019

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“Extraditable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraditable. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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