[ek-struh-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee or eks-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee; -tohr-]
immunity from the jurisdiction of a nation, granted to foreign diplomatic officials, foreign warships, etc.
the applicability or exercise of a sovereign's laws outside its territory.
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Historical Examples of extraterritoriality
Extraterritoriality placed Westerners in China solely under the jurisdiction of their respective national representatives.
"It certainly would impair, shall we say, the principle of extraterritoriality of Embassies," Stonehenge picked it up.
British Dictionary definitions for extraterritoriality
noun international law
the privilege granted to some aliens, esp diplomats, of being exempt from the jurisdiction of the state in which they reside
the right or privilege of a state to exercise authority in certain circumstances beyond the limits of its territory
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Word Origin and History for extraterritoriality
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