from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Legal surrender of a fugitive to the jurisdiction of another state, country, or government for trial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The surrender or delivery of an alleged criminal by one State or sovereignty to another having jurisdiction to try charge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Delivery by one state or nation to another, particularly of fugitives from justice.
- n. The projection, in the act of perception, of a sensation to a distance from the body.
- Same as extradite (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one state or country to another (usually under the provisions of a statute or treaty)
French : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin trāditiō, trāditiōn-, a handing over; see tradition.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)