extradite

verb
ex·​tra·​dite | \ˈek-strə-ˌdīt \
extradited; extraditing

Definition of extradite 

transitive verb

1 : to deliver up to extradition

2 : to obtain the extradition of

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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.

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.

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Yarrington, who was extradited from Italy to Texas on Friday, made his initial appearance Monday here. Aaron Nelsen, San Antonio Express-News, "Ex-Tamaulipas governor facing charges says he’s too poor to hire attorney," 24 Apr. 2018 Some countries will extradite nationals only to other EU countries. The Economist, "A row over data privacy may upset Britain’s security relations with the EU," 3 May 2018 Judge Cox was addressing a set of people in Germany who are beyond the reach of U.S. prosecutors because Germany does not ordinarily extradite its nationals beyond European Union frontiers. Roger Parloff, Fortune, "How VW Paid $25 Billion for 'Dieselgate' — and Got Off Easy," 6 Feb. 2018 In 1952, the Italian government moved to extradite the fugitive, before reconsidering in the face of public protests and bad press. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, "The partisan world of Pablo Neruda," 2 July 2018 Oregon authorities plan to extradite the teen from Washington state. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, OregonLive.com, "Girl, 15, shoots would-be Beaverton sugar daddy, authorities say," 17 May 2018 All three of the men indicted - Shinichi Tanaka, 59; Hideo Nakajima, 65; and Tsuneo Chikaraishi, 61 - are Japanese citizens and have not been extradited to the United States. Ashley Halsey Iii, chicagotribune.com, "10 years later, thousands of risky air bags are still on the road," 23 Apr. 2018 The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud. Staff And Wire Reports, latimes.com, "Former Mexican governor extradited from Italy to U.S.," 21 Apr. 2018 The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud. Fox News, "Former Mexico governor extradited to US to face drug charges," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of extradite

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for extradite

back-formation from extradition

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The first known use of extradite was in 1864

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extradite

verb

English Language Learners Definition of extradite

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

extradite

transitive verb
ex·​tra·​dite | \ˈek-strə-ˌdīt \
extradited; extraditing

Legal Definition of extradite 

1 : to deliver up to extradition

2 : to obtain the extradition of

Other Words from extradite

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

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