Definition of extradite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛkstrədʌɪt/


[with object]
Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed: Brazil refused to extradite him to Britain
More example sentences
  • Now Mr Sutcliffe could be prosecuted in Canada, but would they go to the extent of extraditing a person accused of a relatively minor offence?
  • Miss Dobbin submitted that the question for this court is whether, by reason of the passage of time, it would be unjust or oppressive to extradite the appellant.
  • As a result of the information provided by Mr B, this inmate was extradited to South Australia to face a charge of murder.
deport, hand over, send back, send home, repatriate, expel, banish
have someone deported, request the extradition of, have someone handed over, have someone sent back, have someone sent home, bring back


Mid 19th century: back-formation from extradition.

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