extradition
ex·tra·di·tion /ˌek-strə-'di-shən/ n [French, from Latin ex- out + traditio act of handing over, from tradere to hand over]: the surrender of an accused usu. under the provisions of a treaty or statute by one sovereign (as a state or nation) to another that has jurisdiction to try the accused and that has demanded his or her return see also asylum state compare detainer, rendition
◇ Article IV of the U.S. Constitution states: “A person charged in any State with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the executive authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime.”

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

extradition
I noun apprehension and transfer, capture and deportation, change of place, deportation, seizure and transference, sending to another state for trial, surrender of an individual, transfer to another authority, transference, translocation, turning over to a foreign state associated concepts: habeas corpus, rendition II index banishment, deportation, expulsion

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


extradition
the surrender of a person by one state to another. For extradition to be possible there must be an extradition treaty between the UK and the state requiring the surrender. The offence alleged to be committed by the person whose surrender is required must be an offence in the UK as well as in the requesting state; it must be covered by the treaty and be within the list of extraditable offences contained in the Extradition Act 1989, and it must not be of a political nature.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


extradition
When a state or country surrenders a person charged with a crime to the state or country that made the charge (literally, sends the person back). The rules and procedures for extradition are governed by international treaties, the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. federal and state laws. Occasionally a leader will refuse to extradite a person if satisfied that the prosecution is not warranted.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


extradition
n. The act of transferring a captured fugitive to the jurisdiction where he or she is sought; the legal process for such a transfer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


extradition
The transfer of an accused from one state or country to another state or country that seeks to place the accused on trial.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


extradition
I
The transfer of an accused from one state or country to another state or country that seeks to place the accused on trial.
II The surrender of an accused criminal by one state to the jurisdiction of another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

extradition
n.
   the surrender by one state or country of a person charged with a crime in another state or country. Formally, the request of the state (usually through the Governor's office) claiming the right to prosecute is made to the Governor of the state in which the accused is present. Occasionally a Governor will refuse to extradite (send the person back) if he/she is satisfied that the prosecution is not warranted, despite a constitutional mandate that "on demand of the Executive authority of the State from which [a fugitive from justice] fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime." The defendant may "waive extradition" and allow himself/herself to be taken into custody and returned to the state where charges are pending. International extradition is more difficult and is governed in many cases by treaty. While most countries will extradite persons charged with serious crimes, some will not, others refuse to extradite for certain crimes, set up legal roadblocks, or, as in Canada's case, will not extradite if the accused may get the death penalty.
   See also: fugitive from justice

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
(of fugitives from justice by one nation to another)


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