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verb (used with object), ex·tra·dit·ed, ex·tra·dit·ing.
  1. to give up (an alleged fugitive or criminal) to another state or nation at its request.
  2. to obtain the extradition of.
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Origin of extradite

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from extradition
Related formsun·ex·tra·dit·ed, adjective
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Related Words for extradite

apprehend, arrest, abandon, surrender, release, deliver

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verb (tr)
  1. to surrender (an alleged offender) for trial to a foreign state
  2. to procure the extradition of
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Word Origin for extradite

C19: back formation from extradition
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Word Origin and History for extradite


1864, back-formation from extradition. Related: Extradited; extraditing.

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