extraterritoriality

or ex·ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty

[ek-struh-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee or eks-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee; -tohr-]
noun
  1. immunity from the jurisdiction of a nation, granted to foreign diplomatic officials, foreign warships, etc.
  2. the applicability or exercise of a sovereign's laws outside its territory.

Origin of extraterritoriality

First recorded in 1830–40; extra- + territoriality

exterritorial

[eks-ter-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]

Origin of exterritorial

First recorded in 1850–55; ex-1 + territorial
Related formsex·ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty, nounex·ter·ri·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for exterritoriality

exterritorial

adjective
  1. a variant of extraterritorial
Derived Formsexterritoriality, nounexterritorially, adverb

extraterritoriality

noun international law
  1. the privilege granted to some aliens, esp diplomats, of being exempt from the jurisdiction of the state in which they reside
  2. the right or privilege of a state to exercise authority in certain circumstances beyond the limits of its territory
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Word Origin and History for exterritoriality

extraterritoriality

n.

also extra-territoriality, 1803, from extraterritorial (from extra- + territorial) + -ity.

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