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1. Outside of the authority of a court.
2. Without the intervention or involvement of a court.

ex′tra·ju·di′cial·ly adv.


1. (Law) outside the ordinary course of legal proceedings: extrajudicial evidence.
2. (Law) beyond the jurisdiction or authority of the court: an extrajudicial opinion.
ˌextrajuˈdicially adv


(ˌɛk strə dʒuˈdɪʃ əl)

1. being outside the action or authority of a court.
2. outside the usual procedure of justice; legally unwarranted.
ex`tra•ju•di′cial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extrajudicial - beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted; "an extrajudicial penalty"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
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She noted that many of Karapatan's human rights defenders have been subjected to harassment, intimidation and extrajudicial killings by state forces.
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LAHORE -- Following arrest of former police inspector Abid Boxer and suo motu notice of extrajudicial police encounters by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to compile data of all police encounters in Punjab.
LAHORE -- Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took on Sunday a suo motu notice of extrajudicial police encounters in Punjab.
Islamabad -- The days-long sit-in demanding justice for the extrajudicial killing of Waziristan native Naqeebullah ended on Saturday after the demands of the protesters were accepted by the government, said a notification.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan alleged on Thursday that former police inspector Abid 'Boxer' was involved in extrajudicial killings on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
KARACHI -- The Sindh government on Monday suspended former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and District Investigations SP Altaf Malik booked in extrajudicial killing of encounter of a South Waziristan's youngster Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah in Karachi.
15 (ANI): The American Friends of Balochistan (AFB) has condemned the extrajudicial killings of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London's deputy convener Dr Hasan Zafar Arif and drew attention to the recurring pattern of violence against activism for truth and justice in Pakistan.
He noted the UN expert specializes on freedom of expression, and admits she is top caliber on that field, but claimed she does not have the capacity to investigate extrajudicial killings.

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