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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Sev Vettivetpillai, a former Abraaj managing partner, has been arrested for extradition to the U.S. and is due to appear in court in London on Thursday, according to filings in the court. Simon Clark And William Louch, WSJ, "Third Abraaj Executive Arrested," 18 Apr. 2019 Canada’s Department of Justice confirmed late Monday that officials had received the formal U.S. request for Meng’s extradition to the United States. Rob Gillies, The Seattle Times, "Canada’s foreign minister says why China envoy fired," 28 Jan. 2019 Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei who goes by Sabrina Meng, was detained in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday and is sought for extradition by the United States, Canada’s justice department revealed late Wednesday. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng is a “warning shot” in US-China relations.," 6 Dec. 2018 Turkish lawyer Mehmet Alper Unver said prosecutors, who argued for Prakash's extradition, had the right to appeal the verdict. Rod Mcguirk, Fox News, "Australia continues bid to return IS suspect from Turkey," 19 July 2018 Israel has reportedly refused a U.S. request for extradition. Josef Federman, chicagotribune.com, "Hacker whose bomb threats sparked fears of anti-Semitism rise in U.S. convicted in Israel," 28 June 2018 The case went all the way to Brazil’s Supreme Court, which in 2016 ruled against Hoerig, paving the way for extradition. Katheleen Conti, BostonGlobe.com, "TelexFree Ponzi scheme fugitive stripped of Brazilian citizenship; may open door to extradition," 22 Feb. 2018 Two dozen other Catalan politicians are also facing trial; some are being held in prison, while a handful of others are fighting extradition. Raphael Minder And Christopher F. Schuetze, BostonGlobe.com, "Ex-Catalonia leader can be extradited, but not on the charge Spain wants," 13 July 2018 Two dozen other Catalan politicians are also facing trial; some are being held in prison, while a handful of others are fighting extradition. New York Times, "Ex-Catalonia Leader Can Be Extradited, but Not on the Charge Spain Wants," 12 July 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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