[ ek-struh-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee or eks-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee; -tohr- ]
/ ˈɛk strəˌtɛr ɪˌtɔr iˈæl ɪ ti or ˈɛksˌtɛr ɪˌtɔr iˈæl ɪ ti; -ˌtoʊr- /
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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Words nearby extraterritoriality
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Example sentences from the Web for extraterritoriality
"It certainly would impair, shall we say, the principle of extraterritoriality of Embassies," Stonehenge picked it up.Lone Star Planet|Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
Extraterritoriality placed Westerners in China solely under the jurisdiction of their respective national representatives.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
British Dictionary definitions for extraterritoriality
/ (ˌɛkstrəˌtɛrɪˌtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ) /
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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