extraordinary rendition


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, in the meaning defined above

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“Extraordinary rendition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraordinary%20rendition. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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