- outside of judicial proceedings; beyond the action or authority of a court.
- beyond, outside, or against the usual procedure of justice; legally unwarranted: an extrajudicial penalty.
Origin of extrajudicial
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Examples from the Web for extrajudicial
In the most extreme cases, it allows for the extrajudicial killing of black people without consequence.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
And if so, they were extrajudicial oaths, and not binding upon them.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)
The ways of preventing or punishing injuries are judicial or extrajudicial.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis
The opinion of the Judges before the trial was extrajudicial and illegal.The Trial of Theodore Parker
These were extrajudicial services, and the two hundred dollars a year covered all.The Puddleford Papers,
H. H. Riley
I protest against this whole proceeding of the House of Representatives as ex parte and extrajudicial.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler
Compiled by James D. Richardson
- outside the ordinary course of legal proceedingsextrajudicial evidence
- beyond the jurisdiction or authority of the courtan extrajudicial opinion
Word Origin and History for extrajudicial
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