verb (used with object), ex·tra·dit·ed, ex·tra·dit·ing.

to give up (an alleged fugitive or criminal) to another state or nation at its request.
to obtain the extradition of.

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)

to surrender (an alleged offender) for trial to a foreign state
to procure the extradition of

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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