Extradition
Extradition Ex`tra*di"tion, n. [L. ex out + traditio a delivering up: cf. F. extradition. See {Tradition}.] The surrender or delivery of an alleged criminal by one State or sovereignty to another having jurisdiction to try charge. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of fugitives from justice by one nation to another)


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  • Extradition — is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. Between nation states, extradition is regulated by treaties. Between sub national regions… …   Wikipedia

  • EXTRADITION — EXTRADITI Acte par lequel un État remet à un autre État qui lui en fait la demande un individu recherché ou déjà condamné par les juridictions pénales du pays requérant. L’extradition n’est, tout d’abord, qu’un simple engagement de courtoisie… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • extradition — ex·tra·di·tion /ˌek strə di shən/ n [French, from Latin ex out + traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over]: the surrender of an accused usu. under the provisions of a treaty or statute by one sovereign (as a state or nation) to… …   Law dictionary

  • extradition — (n.) 1833, from Fr. extradition (18c.), apparently a coinage of Voltaire s, from L. ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + traditionem (nom. traditio) a delivering up, handing over, noun of action from tradere to hand over (see TRADITION (Cf. tradition)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • extradition — [eks΄trə dish′ən] n. [Fr < L ex, out + traditio, a surrender: see TRADITION] the act of extraditing, as by treaty, a person accused or convicted of a crime …   English World dictionary

  • EXTRADITION — Biblical Sources EXTRADITION OF SLAVES The Torah relates directly to the issue of extradition in the context of a slave who flees from his slavery, prohibiting a person from returning to his master an escaped slave who is now in his custody: Do… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • extradition — /ek streuh dish euhn/, n. the surrender of an alleged fugitive from justice or criminal by one state, nation, or authority to another. [1830 40; < F; see EX 1, TRADITION] * * * Process by which one state, at the request of another, returns a… …   Universalium

  • Extradition — L extradition est une procédure juridique par laquelle un État livre l auteur d une infraction à un État étranger qui le réclame, pour qu il puisse y être jugé ou exécuter sa peine. L extradition est souvent permise par l existence d un accord… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • extradition — noun VERB + EXTRADITION ▪ avoid, escape ▪ It won t be easy for them to escape extradition. ▪ ask for, demand, request, seek ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • extradition — n. 1) to ask for extradition 2) to grant smb. s extradition 3) to fight, oppose extradition 4) to waive extradition ( to agree to be extradited ) * * * [ˌekstrə dɪʃ(ə)n] oppose extradition to ask for extradition to fight to grant smb. s… …   Combinatory dictionary

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