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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This summer millions of Hong Kongers have taken up a new sport: marching, originally against a controversial extradition bill and increasingly in opposition to their territory’s pro-Beijing government. The Economist, "Taking sides in Hong Kong’s protests presents opportunities for firms," 17 July 2019 On June 12, three days after the first major march against the extradition bill, protesters and police faced off, with police firing pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, "Hong Kong's summer of dissent: After five weeks of protest, where to next?," 15 July 2019 The complete withdrawal of the extradition bill is one of the protesters’ five main demands. New York Times, "Hong Kong Protesters Clash With Police Inside Shopping Mall," 14 July 2019 Lam suspended the legislation indefinitely after protesters blocked the legislature on June 12, preventing the Legislative Council from meeting to debate the extradition bill. Fox News, "Clashes erupt as thousands march in Hong Kong against Chinese traders," 13 July 2019 Lam suspended the legislation indefinitely after protesters blocked the legislature on June 12, preventing the Legislative Council from meeting to debate the extradition bill. SFChronicle.com, "Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese traders," 13 July 2019 Lam’s bungling of the extradition bill has been criticized by local lawmakers but Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong this week said that the central government continues to support the embattled leader. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Taking Credit From China – CEO Daily," 13 July 2019 Ho’s talk came after a month of protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to China to face trial. Alice Su, latimes.com, "Defying China blacklist, some Hong Kong celebrities are speaking out during protests," 10 July 2019 Li said a lot of visitors to the exhibition, which ended last week, expressed their views on the extradition bill and human rights issues in China. Vivienne Chow, Quartzy, "An art show in Switzerland became an accidental lens into Hong Kong’s protests," 4 July 2019

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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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