extradite

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verb ex·tra·dite \ˈek-strə-ˌdīt\

Definition of extradite

extradited

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extraditing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deliver up to extradition

  3. 2 :  to obtain the extradition of

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Examples of extradite in a Sentence

  1. He will be extradited from the U.S. to Canada to face criminal charges there.

  2. The prisoner was extradited across state lines.

Recent Examples of extradite from the Web

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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


EXTRADITE Defined for English Language Learners

extradite

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verb

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


Law Dictionary

extradite

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transitive verb ex·tra·dite \ˈek-strə-ˌdīt\

Legal Definition of extradite

extradited

extraditing

  1. 1 :  to deliver up to extradition

  2. 2 :  to obtain the extradition of

extraditability

\ˌek-strə-ˌdī-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

extraditable

\ˈek-strə-ˌdī-tə-bəl\ play adjective


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