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

Examples of extraordinary rendition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following the repercussions of extraordinary rendition for a young wife in Rome and a middle-aged mother in North Carolina illuminates urgent questions in unexpected ways. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extraordinary rendition was in 1983

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“Extraordinary rendition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraordinary%20rendition. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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