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extrajudicial

[ ek-struh-joo-dish-uhl ]
/ ˌɛk strə dʒuˈdɪʃ əl /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of extrajudicial

First recorded in 1620–30; extra- + judicial
ex·tra·ju·di·cial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for extrajudicial

extrajudicial
/ (ˌɛkstrədʒuːˈdɪʃəl) /

adjective

outside the ordinary course of legal proceedingsextrajudicial evidence
beyond the jurisdiction or authority of the courtan extrajudicial opinion
extrajudicially, adverb
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