extrajudicial

adjective ex·tra·ju·di·cial \ ˌek-strə-jü-ˈdi-shəl \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of extrajudicial

1 a : not forming a valid part of regular legal proceedings
  • an extrajudicial investigation
b : delivered without legal authority : private 2a(2)
  • the judge's extrajudicial statements
2 : done in contravention of due process of law
  • an extrajudicial execution

extrajudicially

play \ˌek-strə-jü-ˈdish-lē, -ˈdi-shə-\ adverb

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First Known Use of extrajudicial

1630

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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extrajudicial

adjective ex·tra·ju·di·cial \ ˌek-strə-ju̇-ˈdi-shəl \

legal Definition of extrajudicial

1 : not involving, occurring in, or forming part of a legal proceeding
  • a creditor's extrajudicial repossession of property
  • an extrajudicial investigation
; especially : out-of-court
  • an extrajudicial identification
2 : stemming from something outside of a court proceeding
  • a judge disqualified for bias that is extrajudicial and not derived from the evidence presented
3 : occurring or arising outside of the course of judicial duties
  • a judge's extrajudicial conduct

extrajudicially

adverb

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