extraterritorial

adjective
ex·​tra·​ter·​ri·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌek-strə-ˌter-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce extraterritorial (audio) \

Definition of extraterritorial

: existing or taking place outside the territorial limits of a jurisdiction

Examples of extraterritorial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The population of the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) is around 100,000. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "City and county representatives address change in ‘State of the Region’ panel," 20 Dec. 2019 Gray challenged residents to participate by projecting the growth between three separate entities: the city of Dayton including their extraterritorial jurisdtion (ETJ), the school district population, and the population of the county by 2030. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Groundbreaking at 14,000 lot River Ranch signals start of master-planned community," 16 Sep. 2019 The property is split between the extraterritorial jurisdictions of the cities of Conroe and Willis. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Moran ranch north of Houston purchased for residential community," 15 Oct. 2019 The tract is located west of Tomball Parkway, south of N Humble Lake Road, and is within Tomball’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, according to agenda documents. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tonight: Tomball City Council to consider budget, historical society funding, intention to annex land," 19 Aug. 2019 Fu said all sides expressed strong opposition against the unilateral imposition of sanctions by the U.S., especially the extraterritorial application of the sanctions. CBS News, "World diplomats hold talks in Vienna in effort to salvage Iran nuclear deal," 28 July 2019 Fu said all sides expressed strong opposition against the unilateral imposition of sanctions by the U.S., especially the extraterritorial application of the sanctions. NBC News, "World powers try to save nuclear deal amid mounting tensions between U.S. and Iran," 28 July 2019 Though Chinese officials denounce America as a bully with a long reach, some scholars wonder whether China might one day begin issuing more extraterritorial judgments of its own. The Economist, "A belt-and-road court dreams of rivalling the West’s tribunals," 6 June 2019 But as the Supreme Court has explained, the mere fact that statutory language could plausibly apply to extraterritorial conduct does not suffice to overcome the presumption against extraterritoriality. Ashby Jones, WSJ, "Judge Brett Kavanaugh: In His Own Words," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of extraterritorial

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Extraterritorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extraterritorial. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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extraterritorial

adjective
ex·​tra·​ter·​ri·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌek-strə-ˌter-ə-ˈtōr-ē-əl How to pronounce extraterritorial (audio) \

Legal Definition of extraterritorial

: existing or taking place outside the territorial limits of a jurisdiction

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