Meaning of “extraterritoriality” in the English Dictionary

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"extraterritoriality" in British English

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extraterritorialitynoun [ U ]

/ˌek.strəˌter.ɪˌtɔː.riˈæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌek.strəˌter.əˌtɔːr.iˈæl.ə.t̬i/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • The empire, torn by internecine warfare, surrendered many of its essential prerogatives to foreigners, and by accepting the principle of extraterritoriality prepared the road to ultimate collapse. 
  • This little suburb enjoys all the privileges of extraterritoriality, and even the French Minister to Belgium goes through the motions of being accredited to a foreign Government in his country. 
  • Under no circumstances can the representatives of this Government be permitted, under the ill-defined fiction of extraterritoriality, to interrupt the administration of criminal justice in the countries to which they are accredited. 

(Definition of “extraterritoriality” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"extraterritoriality" in American English

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extraterritorialitynoun [ U ]

us /ˌek·strəˌter·əˌtɔr·iˈæl··t̬i, -ˌtoʊr-/

politics & government the right of foreign citizens to be tried by the laws of the country they are from, not the laws of the country where they live

(Definition of “extraterritoriality” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)