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extraterritorial

[ek-struh-ter-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
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adjective
  1. beyond local territorial jurisdiction, as the status of persons resident in a country but not subject to its laws.
  2. pertaining to such persons.
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Origin of extraterritorial

First recorded in 1865–70; extra- + territorial
Related formsex·tra·ter·ri·to·ri·al·ly, adverbqua·si-ex·tra·ter·ri·to·ri·al, adjectivequa·si-ex·tra·ter·ri·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Let us now observe the operation of the extraterritorial policy.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863

    Various

  • To understand the operation of extraterritorial jurisdiction, let us suppose the principle to be applied to ourselves.

  • China will never be rid of this menace till she is rid of these extraterritorial holdings.

    The Opium Monopoly

    Ellen Newbold La Motte


British Dictionary definitions for extraterritorial

extraterritorial

exterritorial

adjective
  1. beyond the limits of a country's territory
  2. of, relating to, or possessing extraterritoriality
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Derived Formsextraterritorially or exterritorially, adverb
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