Definition of extradite in US English:



[with object]
  • Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.

    ‘Greece refused to extradite him to Italy’
    • ‘None of the hundreds of other people charged in absentia with similar crimes has ever been extradited to East Timor.’
    • ‘One of America's toughest cops is lashing out at the judicial system in Ireland after that country refused to extradite an accused pedophile priest.’
    • ‘As a result of the information provided by Mr B, this inmate was extradited to South Australia to face a charge of murder.’
    • ‘Foreign defendants tend to be extradited to their country of origin.’
    • ‘The only countries whose policy is not to extradite refused asylum seekers are Greece and Italy.’
    • ‘In any event, legal agreements with some of the countries from which the accused men had been extradited would have prevented execution.’
    • ‘What would happen if the Thai authorities sought to extradite him?’
    • ‘Now Mr Sutcliffe could be prosecuted in Canada, but would they go to the extent of extraditing a person accused of a relatively minor offence?’
    • ‘However, various international instruments impose an obligation on States to extradite suspects accused of certain crimes if requested.’
    • ‘While he was here, the government of Spain sought to extradite him to stand trial for conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to torture, and hostage taking.’
    • ‘Accordingly, it is said it would be oppressive to extradite the applicant to France.’
    • ‘Miss Dobbin submitted that the question for this court is whether, by reason of the passage of time, it would be unjust or oppressive to extradite the appellant.’
    • ‘Should he be extradited to Spain to stand trial for the grave crimes of which he is accused?’
    • ‘There was evidence that he could not be extradited to Italy, and his plea was rejected.’
    • ‘Anyone complicit in crimes against humanity should be extradited to the relevant jurisdiction to stand trial.’
    • ‘He was subsequently extradited to Poland, where he was tried, found guilty and hanged.’
    • ‘Under the warrant, police in any member state can request that any other EU country extradite someone suspected of committing a crime.’
    • ‘The constitution or the laws of many civil law countries lay down the principle that nationals may not be extradited for prosecution abroad.’
    • ‘Certainly, it is true that no formal application was made by the United Kingdom to extradite the applicant to that country.’
    • ‘It is believed that Norfolk is the first Trading Standards Department to extradite a convicted criminal from abroad.’
    deport, hand over, send back, send home, repatriate, expel, banish
    have someone deported, request the extradition of, have someone handed over, have someone sent back, have someone sent home, bring back
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Mid 19th century: back-formation from extradition.