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 for Extradition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Extradition \Ex`tra*di"tion\, n. [L. ex out + traditio a
     delivering up: cf. F. extradition. See Tradition.]
     The surrender or delivery of an alleged criminal by one State
     or sovereignty to another having jurisdiction to try charge.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the surrender of an accused or convicted person by one
           state or country to another (usually under the provisions
           of a statute or treaty)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "extradition":
     banishment, blackballing, communication, conduction, contagion,
     convection, defrocking, degradation, delivery, demotion, depluming,
     deportation, deprivation, diapedesis, diffusion, disbarment,
     disfellowship, displuming, dissemination, exclusion,
     excommunication, exile, expatriation, export, exportation,
     expulsion, fugitation, giving back, import, importation,
     interchange, metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis, migration,
     mutual transfer, osmosis, ostracism, ostracization, outlawing,
     outlawry, passage, passing over, perfusion, recommitment,
     reddition, relegation, remand, remandment, remitter, rendition,
     repatriation, restitution, restoration, restoring, return,
     rustication, sending back, spread, spreading, stripping,
     transduction, transfer, transfer of property, transference,
     transfusion, transit, transition, translation, translocation,
     transmigration, transmigration of souls, transmission, transmittal,
     transmittance, transplacement, transplantation, transportation,
     transposal, transposition, travel, unfrocking

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXTRADITION, civil law. The act of sending, by authority of law, a person 
  accused of a crime to a foreign jurisdiction where it was committed, in' 
  order that he may be tried there. Merl. Rep. h.t. 
       2. By the constitution and laws of the United States, fugitives from 
  justice (q.v.) may be demanded by the executive of the one state where the 
  crime has been committed from that of another where the accused is. Const. 
  United States, art. 4, s. 2, 2 3 Story, Com. Const. U. S. Sec. 1801, et seq. 
       3. The government of the United States is bound by some treaty 
  stipulation's to surrender criminals who take refuge within the country, but 
  independently of such conventions, it is questionable whether criminals can 
  be surrendered. 1 Kent. Com. 36; 4 John. C. R. 106; 1 Amer. Jurist, 297; 10 
  Serg. & Rawle, 125; 22 Amer. Jur. 330; Story's Confl. of Laws, p. 520; 
  Wheat. Intern. Law, 111. 
       4. As to when the extradition or delivery of the supposed criminal is 
  complete is not very certain. A case occurred in, France of a Mr. Cassado, a 
  Spaniard, who had taken refuge in Bayonne. Upon an application made to the 
  French government, he was delivered to the Spanish consul who had authority 
  to take him to Spain, and while in the act of removing him with the 
  assistance of French officers, a creditor obtained an execution against his 
  person, and made an attempt to execute it and retain Cassado in France, but 
  the council of state, (conseil d'etat) on appeal, decided that the courts 
  could not interfere, and directed Cassado to be delivered to the Spanish 
  authorities. Morrin, Dict. du Dr. Crim. h.v. 

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