Definition of extradition in English:


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  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘First, on the opening page of the chapter, there is a reference to deportation, not extradition.’
    • ‘Self evidently, extradition contemplates trial in another jurisdiction according to the law there.’
    • ‘If it would be compatible, the judge must order extradition to the category 1 territory in question.’
    • ‘The case before Judge Hoff was not one of high treason but one of unlawful extradition.’
    • ‘The applicant gave evidence supported by her lawyer as to the political reasons for seeking her extradition.’
    • ‘For that reason English law has always required a degree of formality before extradition will be allowed.’
    • ‘If the court orders his extradition, Beggs has the right to appeal to the Supreme Court in the Hague.’
    • ‘No doubt more information will be put before the trial judge in the event of extradition taking place.’
    • ‘He says that the failed extradition proceeding failed for commercial reasons.’
    • ‘That has not so far, up till last Friday, reduced his resistance to extradition to that country.’
    • ‘This is an issue of extradition which we say is peculiarly based on the exercise of the executive power.’
    • ‘Other factors, as well as the need to facilitate extradition, are at work.’
    • ‘He can and must weigh what factors point away from extradition so that he does not violate Article 6.’
    • ‘The starting point is that the Act of 1989 regulates at least three types of extradition.’
    • ‘The Court found that extradition to Pennsylvania in a capital case did not violate this standard.’
    • ‘These are applications for writs of Habeas Corpus made in the context of extradition proceedings.’
    • ‘At that time there was no extradition treaty between this country and Bulgaria.’
    deportation, handover, repatriation, refoulement, expulsion, banishment
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/ˌekstrəˈdiSH(ə)n/ /ˌɛkstrəˈdɪʃ(ə)n/


Mid 19th century from French, from ex- ‘out, from’ + tradition ‘delivery’.