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Definition of "extraterritorial" [ex•tra•ter•ri•to•ri•al]

  • Located outside territorial boundaries: fishing in extraterritorial waters. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to persons exempt from the legal jurisdiction of the country in which they reside. (adjective)

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 "extraterritorial" in a sentence
  • "In many cases, like Mebane, the municipality still retains control over the adjoining but unincorporated neighborhoods through a process called extraterritorial jurisdiction ETJ."
  • "One of the ways in which this is accomplished is by the Mexican government promoting the idea of extraterritorial nationalism among its citizensthat is, the notion that Mexican citizens have an indigenous claim to large swaths of the United States."
  • "That's exactly what's about to happen: Four years after the WTO ruled against the United States, Congress has still failed to repeal export subsidies, known as the extraterritorial income exclusion, that the trade organization determined to be illegal."