Definition of extradite
1 : to deliver up to extradition
2 : to obtain the extradition of
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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.
Recent Examples of extradite from the Web
In December, three Romanians operating a cyber fraud scheme were extradited to the United States and indicted for infecting 60,000 computers, sending 11 million malicious emails and stealing at least $4 million.
The Seoul Central District Court on Saturday rejected a warrant request by prosecutors to formally arrest Chung Yoo-ra, who was extradited from Denmark on Wednesday.
One of the most notorious figures in the corruption scandal in South Korea that led to the impeachment and ouster of President Park Geun-hye was extradited home from Denmark on Wednesday.
A Czech court has ruled that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited either to the United States or Russia.
A South Korean woman wanted for questioning in connection with a major corruption probe in her home country was extradited Tuesday, Danish authorities said.
He was then promptly extradited to France to face money-laundering charges, and was convicted there.
An American court in Miami convicted him on drug-running charges and put him in prison for nearly 20 years; then he was sent to trial in France and finally extradited home to Panama in December 2011 to face more jail time.
The Saudi extradited to the US as part of a plea bargain in which he was supposed to tell all about the plotting of a 1996 bomb attack that killed 19 Americans has repudiated the deal.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of extradite
back-formation from extradition
First Known Use: 1864
EXTRADITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of extradite for English Language Learners
law : to send (a person who has been accused of a crime) to another state or country for trial
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