When a government extradites someone, it delivers that person to another country or state, usually to be tried for a crime. Treaties between countries often require them to extradite suspected criminals.

You might hear about a criminal attempting to hide in one country, only to have its government extradite him back to the place where he committed the crime. While individual countries sometimes resist the pressure to extradite suspects, treaties between countries often encourage them to do so. The verb extradite comes from its noun form, extradition, which was likely invented by Voltaire from a combination of the Latin ex, "out," and traditionem, "a delivering up or handing over."

Definitions of extradite
  1. verb
    hand over to the authorities of another country
    “They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there”
    synonyms: deliver, deport
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    send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees
    type of:
    expel, kick out, throw out
    force to leave or move out
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