extraterritorialitynoun [ U ]/ˌek.strəˌter.ɪˌtɔː.riˈæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌek.strəˌter.əˌtɔːr.iˈæl.ə.t̬i/ specialized
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- 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.