One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of a sentence) not legally authorized.‘there have been reports of extrajudicial executions’
- ‘The ruling regime is accused of carrying out extrajudicial executions and forcing dissidents into exile.’
- ‘The armies have been accused of misbehavior, extrajudicial executions, forced enlistment, and child soldiering.’
- ‘Prisons are never happy places, and places of prolonged, extrajudicial detention and torture seem to retain their edge for a very long time.’
- ‘The question is was it a mistake or an extrajudicial execution.’
- ‘But he stuck by the proposal of extrajudicial shootings.’
- 1.1 (of a settlement, statement, or confession) not made in court; out-of-court.
- ‘Rarely today do federal courts inject themselves into extrajudicial adventures of the type that impugned their integrity in decades past.’
- ‘Many of your Democratic colleagues, Senator Durbin, are concerned about these extrajudicial procedures.’
- ‘For those who criticize his targeting as extrajudicial, let me say that we are sensitive to these concerns.’
- ‘The Appeals judges have effectively nixed that by ordering a 30 minute oral session on ‘conduct of trial and extrajudicial statements.’’
- ‘It was further alleged that confessions had been extracted under torture and that some of them had been compelled to make extrajudicial confessions which were broadcast on television.’
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