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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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The report said extrajudicial violence occurred due to a lack of trust in the police, the court and prison systems, including perceived corruption affecting investigations.
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The petition had pleaded the SC that the proposed commission should inquire as to whether 444 extrajudicial killings conducted by Anwar, along with his police officers, were genuine encounters in accordance with law.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Police General Oscar Albayalde criticized on Monday the results of the latest survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) saying that majority of Filipinos are worried they, or someone they know, would become victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs).
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ISLAMABAD -- Some social activists on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to appoint a broad-based and independent commission to investigate whether hundreds of extrajudicial killings allegedly carried out under the supervision of suspended police officer of Karachi Rao Anwar Ahmed Khan involved genuine encounters or not.
The group, while agreeing that ballot snatching remained a criminal offence, however, maintained that democracy does not permit summary execution of suspects or any form of extrajudicial killing.
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A bench of the high court heard a plea filed by the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was killed in extrajudicial killing in Karachi.
The Philippine's presidential palace is in full damage control in defence of President Rodrigo Duterte after he was perceived to have admitted to having ordered "extrajudicial killings."

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