extradite

verb ex·tra·dite \ ˈek-strə-ˌdīt \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of extradite

extradited; extraditing
transitive verb
1 : to deliver up to extradition
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.

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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

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

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

legal Definition of extradite

extradited; extraditing
1 : to deliver up to extradition
2 : to obtain the extradition of

extraditability

\ˌek-strə-ˌdī-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

extraditable

play \ˈek-strə-ˌdī-tə-bəl\ adjective


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