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
Recent Examples of extradition from the Web
U.S. officials in Madrid said they are not allowed to publicly comment on pending extradition requests.
Toledo, who denies any wrongdoing, lives in the U.S. and the Peruvian government is seeking his extradition.
Fornshell's office plans to extradite Sundin from Tennessee to Warren County, but dates are not set for extradition or arraignment.
Both suspects were taken to the Scott County Jail and await their first court appearance in Indiana and extradition to Kentucky.
A Maryland judge on Friday approved the extradition to Charlotte of two men accused of kidnapping and murdering an Uber driver.
After the bond issue is resolved, Torres could move ahead with Panama’s extradition petition.
Mr. Johnson has been charged alongside Stuart Scott, another former HSBC executive who is fighting extradition to the United States.
The merits of Panama’s extradition request will be heard in federal court later this summer.
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Legal Definition of extradition
Additional Notes on extradition
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.”
Origin and Etymology of extradition
French, from Latin ex- out + traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over
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