Definition of extradition in English:

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extradition

Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈdiSH(ə)n/

noun

The action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a crime: they fought to prevent his extradition to the US extraditions of drug suspects
More example sentences
  • He has concluded that there is no statutory prohibition against extradition.
  • Various jurisdictional issues, including extradition, are addressed by the Convention.
  • The present case is concerned with extradition to stand trial in Canada.
Synonyms
deportation, repatriation, expulsion

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, from ex- 'out, from' + tradition 'delivery'.

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  • This is an adoption from French, from the prefix ex- meaning ‘out, from’ and tradition meaning ‘delivery’. In an extradition procedure, a person is taken out of a foreign country and delivered to the home country.

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