the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)
a formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence
the surrender or delivery of an alleged criminal by one State or sovereignty to another having jurisdiction to try charge
Origin: [L. ex out + traditio a delivering up: cf. F. extradition. See Tradition.]
Extradition is the official process whereby one country transfers a suspected or convicted criminal to another country. Between country, extradition is normally regulated by treaties. Where extradition is compelled by laws, such as among sub-national jurisdictions, the concept may be known more generally as rendition. It is an ancient mechanism, dating back to at least the 13th century BC, when an Egyptian Pharaoh negotiated an extradition treaty with a Hittite King. Through the extradition process, a sovereign typically makes a formal request to another sovereign. If the fugitive is found within the territory of the requested state, then the requested state may arrest the fugitive and subject him or her to its extradition process. The extradition procedures to which the fugitive will be subjected are dependent on the law and practice of the requested state.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-tra-dish′un, n. a delivering up by one government to another of fugitives from justice.—adj. Extradī′table.—v.t. Ex′tradite, to hand over to justice. [L. ex, from, traditio—tradĕre, traditum, to deliver up.]
The numerical value of extradition in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of extradition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The subject remains in custody due to a detention order, no decision on extradition has been made.
If it goes as far as extradition, and I don't expect it will go that far, I would have a problem, but I'm hoping it won't come to that.
We've explained to the U.S. government in the past that there are some people living in Cuba to whom Cuba has legitimately granted political asylum, there's no extradition treaty in effect between Cuba and the U.S..
I am here mainly for preparations for a film I want to make this year, i know that an extradition request has come and of course I will undergo the procedure and we will see. I trust the Polish judiciary system. I hope everything will be all right.
The court has determined that extradition to the USA for the purpose of trial on these alleged offences would not amount to a violation of his constitutional or Convention rights, in the circumstances the court shall make an order committing Mr Marques to a prison, there to await the order of the Minister for his extradition.
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