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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Six suspects were extradited from New Jersey and appeared in court earlier to face murder charges. CBS News, "Funeral held for Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz killed in gang attack," 27 June 2018 He, too, was extradited to the Untied States and is scheduled to face a judge and jury later this year. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Drug lord 'La Barbie' sentenced to 49 years in federal prison," 11 June 2018 Alfonso Portillo, Guatemala's president in 2000-2004, was extradited to the United States and pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in 2014. Bloomberg.com, "Guatemalan Ex-President Colom Detained in Corruption Case," 13 Feb. 2018 Cesar Rincon was extradited from Spain on Friday and made his initial appearance Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Smith in Houston. L.m. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, "Five more charged in Houston in PDVSA bribery case," 13 Feb. 2018 The figure includes an unknown number of defendants who were extradited to the U.S. from overseas, and thus hardly count as immigrants in any practical sense. Matt Ford, New Republic, "Trump Is Distorting Statistics to Demonize Immigrants," 17 Jan. 2018 Ray is extradited to the United States and charged with the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. June 11 — General Westmoreland replaced as commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "1968 — the year that was," 11 Jan. 2018 Authorities in New Hampshire have until the end of September to issue a warrant to have Brunt extradited back to the Granite State, police said. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "In N.H., former Mass. school principal indicted on multiple counts of sexual assault," 14 July 2018 The decision by the German court does, however, mean that Mr. Puigdemont could only be tried in Spain on the lesser charge of misuse of public funds if he is ultimately extradited. Jeannette Neumann, WSJ, "German Court Authorizes Extradition to Spain of Catalonia’s Former Leader," 12 July 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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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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