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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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