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1. The operation of the law of a state or country outside of its physical boundaries.
2. Exemption from local legal jurisdiction, such as that granted to foreign diplomats.


(ˌɛkstrəˌtɛrɪˌtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the privilege granted to some aliens, esp diplomats, of being exempt from the jurisdiction of the state in which they reside
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right or privilege of a state to exercise authority in certain circumstances beyond the limits of its territory


(ˈɛk strəˌtɛr ɪˌtɔr iˈæl ɪ ti, -ˌtoʊr-)

immunity from the jurisdiction of a nation, as granted to foreign diplomats.
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