Meaning of extraterritoriality

ex•tra•ter•ri•to•ri•al•i•ty

Pronunciation: (ek'stru-ter"i-tôr"ē-al'i-tē, -tōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. immunity from the jurisdiction of a nation, granted to foreign diplomatic officials, foreign warships, etc.
  2. the applicability or exercise of a sovereign's laws outside its territory.
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