extradite

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General English

Politics

  • verb to bring an arrested person from one country to another country because she or he is wanted for trial for a crime which she or he committed in that country

Origin & History of “extradite”

Extradite is a back-formation from extradition (19th c.). this was borrowed from French extradition, which was a coinage (apparently of Voltaire’s) based on Latin ex ‘out’ and tradītiō ‘handing over, deliverance’ (source of English tradition).
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