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
The sentence includes credit for the about two years that Vartanyan spent in Norwegian custody before he was extradited to the United States in December.
Wilkins and Fury were later arrested in North Carolina and extradited back to Baltimore.
Authorities found him in Houston and extradited him back to Jefferson Parish to face charges in both cases.
Charges against the professional hunter who helped Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer kill Cecil were dropped in 2016, and Palmer himself never faced charges despite calls to extradite him.
Andressian is being held in Nevada on $10 million bail and will be extradited to California to face a single murder count.
Once officers connected him to Bryan's death, Stran was arrested in California on May 22 and extradited back to Prince George's County.
Paraguayan authorities extradited Chamas to Miami in mid-June.
Madison has been held in the DuPage County Jail in lieu of $5 million bail since he was extradited to Illinois.
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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: 1864See Words from the same year
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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