extradition

noun
ex·​tra·​di·​tion | \ ˌek-strə-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce extradition (audio) \

Definition of extradition

: the surrender of an alleged criminal usually under the provisions of a treaty or statute by one authority (such as a state) to another having jurisdiction to try the charge

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None of the eight defendants named in the indictment unsealed Tuesday in San Diego federal court were in custody and the U.S. doesn’t have an extradition treaty with China. Brian Melley, The Seattle Times, "Chinese intelligence officers charged in US aviation hacking," 30 Oct. 2018 He is being held at an Indiana jail, pending extradition. Ryan Tarinelli, Fox News, "Texas gymnastics coach arrested, accused of child sex abuse," 2 Aug. 2018 He was being held in Miami without bail, pending extradition to Chicago. Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Man suspected of stealing 2 diamonds worth $170K arrested before boarding plane to France," 25 June 2018 Davis is held in the Shelby County, Tennessee jail, pending extradition back to Alabama. Ashley Remkus, AL.com, "Accused Alabama killer captured in Memphis; more suspects sought," 25 Apr. 2018 Both were being held without bond in the parish jail, pending extradition to Harrison County, Miss. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "Mississippi murder suspects nabbed in Franklinton: sheriff," 9 Apr. 2018 De Leon, Villalobos and Reiter remain in Spanish custody pending extradition. L.m. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, "Five more charged in Houston in PDVSA bribery case," 13 Feb. 2018 De Leon, Villalobos and Reiter remain in Spanish custody pending extradition. Elizabeth Wollman, Bloomberg.com, "Former Venezuelan Officials Charged With Money Laundering at PDVSA​​​​​​​," 12 Feb. 2018 His first act was to fly to Berlin for talks with Mr Puigdemont, who is fighting extradition from Germany on charges relating to the October events that range from rebellion to misuse of public funds. The Economist, "Catalonia’s new president is a secessionist, like the previous one," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of extradition

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for extradition

French, from ex- + Latin tradition-, traditio act of handing over — more at treason

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extradition

noun
ex·​tra·​di·​tion | \ ˌek-strə-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce extradition (audio) \

Legal Definition of extradition

: the surrender of an accused usually under the provisions of a treaty or statute by one sovereign (as a state or nation) to another that has jurisdiction to try the accused and that has demanded his or her return — see also asylum state — compare detainer, rendition

Note: Article IV of the U.S. Constitution states: “A person charged in any State with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the executive authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime.”

History and Etymology for extradition

French, from Latin ex- out + traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over

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