Extradition Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Extradition.

Extradition (noun): This term refers to the official process in which one country or state gives up a person accused or convicted of a crime to another country or state where the crime was committed. The authority that wants to prosecute usually requests for this from the authority where the person is currently located. The person may voluntarily concede to this through a process called 'waiving extradition'. International extraditions are typically governed by treaties and can be more complex.