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Topic: LAW

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: extradition (19-21 centuries), from French, from Latin traditio 'handing over'; TRADITION

extradite

verb
     
ex‧tra‧dite [transitive]
SCL to use a legal process to send someone who may be guilty of a crime back to the country where the crime happened in order to judge them in a court of law
extradite somebody to/from Britain/the US etc
They are expected to be extradited to Britain to face trial.
extradition noun [uncountable and countable]
an extradition order
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