- verb to bring an arrested person back from another country to stand trial for a crime committed in his or her home country.
- 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).