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extraterritoriality

[ ek-struh-ter-i-tawr-ee-al-i-tee ]
/ 藞蓻k str蓹藢t蓻r 瑟藢t蓴r i藞忙l 瑟 ti /
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noun
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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Origin of extraterritoriality

First recorded in 1830鈥40; extra- + territoriality
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How to use extraterritoriality in a sentence

  • "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

extraterritoriality
/ (藢蓻kstr蓹藢t蓻r瑟藢t蓴藧r瑟藞忙l瑟t瑟) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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