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Definition of "extradition" []

  • Legal surrender of a fugitive to the jurisdiction of another state, country, or government for trial. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extradition" in a sentence
  • "The United States cannot always request extradition from the countries who host these terrorists, especially when the host country does not have an operating judicial system or is hostile to the US."
  • "I also think that Switzerland should cooperate fully in extradition procedures to send him a.s.a.p. to the U.S."
  • "Before an agreed US/British change in extradition rules in 1985, the shooter could not be extradited to Britain for trial."