Definition of extradite
1 : to deliver up to extradition
2 : to obtain the extradition of
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.
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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