extraterritoriality

noun
ex·tra·ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty | \ˌek-strə-ˌter-ə-ˌtȯr-ē-ˈa-lə-tē \

Definition of extraterritoriality 

: exemption from the application or jurisdiction of local law or tribunals

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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 The new law would resolve the extraterritoriality question in the government’s favor, likely rendering the Supreme Court case moot. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Congress may have just nixed a Supreme Court case on digital privacy.," 23 Mar. 2018 Using the concept of extraterritoriality, signatory countries passed laws banning bribery by their companies both at home and aboard, and the OECD-ABC monitored the enforcement of these laws. Nathan M. Jensen And Edmund J. Malesky, Washington Post, "This is what helps stop big corporations from bribing politicians," 7 Mar. 2018

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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extraterritoriality

noun
ex·tra·ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty | \ˌek-strə-ˌter-ə-ˌtōr-ē-ˈa-lə-tē \

Legal Definition of extraterritoriality 

: exemption from the application or jurisdiction of local law or tribunals

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