Definition of extraditable in US English:



  • 1(of a crime) making a criminal liable to extradition.

    ‘possession of explosives will be an extraditable offense’
    • ‘The protocol also demands that corruption should be made an extraditable offence in the quest to link arms with member states.’
    • ‘He came to the conclusion that offences of this kind might be extraditable if they took place in countries to which the Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 applies, after the date on which that Act came into force.’
    • ‘The police will be given extra powers to detain those suspected of extraditable offences.’
    • ‘Only Ireland and Italy stand in the way of adopting 30 extraditable crimes.’
    • ‘After being held for approximately 2 weeks in immigration detention, the warrants for my arrest in respect of the alleged extraditable offences were issued.’
    • ‘Since I was never required to allow a fellow citizen to die with the dignity she expressly hoped for, I figure whatever I may have done won't be thought extraditable.’
    • ‘Suspicion of homicide, unlike people smuggling, is extraditable in both countries now.’
    • ‘For example, torture is deemed an extraditable crime under Article 13 of the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture.’
    • ‘But the legal proceedings could drag on for years, and since desertion is not an extraditable offense, his clients are safe for some time.’
    • ‘It simply has to demonstrate that its allegations correspond to an extraditable offence.’
    • ‘No enquiries seem to have been made as to whether those offences were extraditable in English law.’
    • ‘This requires that an extraditable offence must also be a crime in the UK.’
    • ‘Singapore has requested that the two countries must first agree on the list of extraditable crimes, including terrorism-related offenses, for such a treaty to be signed.’
    • ‘The House of Lords was considering whether a person was ‘accused’ of an extraditable offence within section 1 of the Extradition Act 1989.’
    • ‘The law lords have already ruled that the crimes are extraditable under both Spanish and British law.’
    1. 1.1 (of a criminal) liable to extradition.
      • ‘British Law Officers Are Reported to Have Decided He Is Extraditable.’
      • ‘On the other hand, if he is not entitled to state immunity then he is extraditable.’
      • ‘Ecuadoran citizens are not extraditable and that would cause a lot of problems if they were not present for the hearing and the trial.’
      • ‘Because he was found guilty but insane, he was not extraditable to this country, a justice spokesman said.’