- the procedure by which a state or nation, upon receipt of a formal request by another state or nation, turns over to that second jurisdiction an individual charged with or convicted of a crime in that jurisdiction.
Origin of extradition
Examples from the Web for extradition
Ultimately, the Italian courts and Italian-American extradition agreements may decide the fate of Amanda Knox.Amanda Knox: A Mother’s Obsession
November 26, 2014
In the same year, the U.S. requested his extradition for the offenses that he is now facing a decade later.
If she is definitively convicted, she will likely face an extradition order to come back to Italy to serve out her sentence.Italian Judge Explains Why Amanda Knox Did It
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 29, 2014
In February, France denied three more cases of extradition to Rwanda.France Convicts Rwanda Genocidaire
March 14, 2014
Officials in South Carolina would later say that the South African authorities declined to go along with an extradition.‘Nuke Mom’ Marisa Sketo Kirsh on Her Vindication
December 5, 2013
It'll be sure to be in a country where we ain't got no extradition treaty.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
Berlin asked for his arrest and extradition and von Holleuffer fled to Guatemala.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
He was pursued, and his extradition demanded of the Prussian government.
The Executive Council on September 7th 1837 recommended his extradition.
For we couldn't hold him without the extradition papers from Australia.
- the surrender of an alleged offender or fugitive to the state in whose territory the alleged offence was committed
Word Origin and History for extradition
1833, from French extradition (18c.), apparently a coinage of Voltaire's, from Latin ex "out" (see ex-) + traditionem (nominative traditio) "a delivering up, handing over," noun of action from tradere "to hand over" (see tradition).
This word might be adopted in our language with advantage, as we have none which conveys the same meaning. Extradition signifies the delivering up of criminals who may have sought refuge in any country, to the government whose subjects they are, on a claim being made to this effect. [from a footnote to the word extradition in translation of "Memoirs of Marshal Ney," London, 1833]
The legal process by which one government may obtain custody of individuals from another government in order to put them on trial or imprison them.