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
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We will be seeking extradition.
I am not really worried about the extradition request.
There are always outs under these extradition treaties.
I know the Belgian authorities will respond quickly and favorably to our request for extradition.
The subject remains in custody due to a detention order, no decision on extradition has been made.
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