Definition of extraditable in US English:



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

    ‘possession of explosives will be an extraditable offense’
    • ‘It simply has to demonstrate that its allegations correspond to an extraditable offence.’
    • ‘The police will be given extra powers to detain those suspected of extraditable offences.’
    • ‘After being held for approximately 2 weeks in immigration detention, the warrants for my arrest in respect of the alleged extraditable offences were issued.’
    • ‘The law lords have already ruled that the crimes are extraditable under both Spanish and British law.’
    • ‘For example, torture is deemed an extraditable crime under Article 13 of the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture.’
    • ‘No enquiries seem to have been made as to whether those offences were extraditable in English law.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But the legal proceedings could drag on for years, and since desertion is not an extraditable offense, his clients are safe for some time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The protocol also demands that corruption should be made an extraditable offence in the quest to link arms with member states.’
    • ‘This requires that an extraditable offence must also be a crime in the UK.’
    • ‘Only Ireland and Italy stand in the way of adopting 30 extraditable crimes.’
    1. 1.1 (of a criminal) liable to extradition.
      • ‘Because he was found guilty but insane, he was not extraditable to this country, a justice spokesman said.’
      • ‘On the other hand, if he is not entitled to state immunity then he is extraditable.’
      • ‘British Law Officers Are Reported to Have Decided 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.’