extraordinary rendition

noun

Definition of extraordinary rendition

: the seizure and transfer of a person suspected of involvement with a terrorist group to another country for imprisonment and interrogation without legal process (such as the naming of charges, legal representation, or trial)
  • America's prisoners considered of particular interest were routinely transferred to third countries, a practice known as "extraordinary rendition."
  • —William Pfaff

First Known Use of extraordinary rendition

1983

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