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English definition of “extradition”


noun [U]  /ˌek·strəˈdɪʃ·ən/ us  
the return of someone accused of a crime to the country where the crime was committed: They have applied for his extradition to the United States.
verb [T]  /ˈek·strəˌdɑɪt/ us  
One of the defendants fled to Egypt, which extradited him to the US.
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