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That which is done, given, or effected outside the course of regular judicial proceedings. Not founded upon, or unconnected with, the action of a court of law, as in extrajudicial evidence or an extrajudicial oath.

That which, though done in the course of regular judicial proceedings, is unnecessary to such proceedings, or interpolated, or beyond their scope, as in an extrajudicial opinion.

An extrajudicial statement is an out-of-court utterance, either written or oral. When offered into court as evidence, it is subject to the Hearsay rule and its exceptions.

An extrajudicial oath is one that is not taken during judicial proceedings but taken formally before a proper officer or magistrate, such as a Notary Public.


adj. referring to actions outside the judicial (court) system, such as an extralegal confession, which, if brought in as evidence, may be recognized by the judge during a trial.


outside the ordinary course of legal proceedings, hence an extrajudicial settlement is one reached outside of the court.

EXTRAJUDICIAL. That which does not belong to the judge or his jurisdiction, notwithstanding which he takes. cognizance of it. Extrajudicial judgments and acts are absolutely void. Vide Coram non judice, and Merl. Repert. mots Exces de Pouvoir.

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The 1982 report added subsections on political and extrajudicial killing and disappearances and expanded the discussions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, religion, movement, and the political process.
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Based on the findings of an ongoing research trip to the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the organization documented in depth at least four incidents in which Palestinians were deliberately shot dead by Israeli forces when they posed no imminent threat to life, in what it said, appear to have been extrajudicial executions.
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It may be mentioned here that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has recently protested against alleged kidnapping and extrajudicial killings of party workers and the its lawmakers have raised voice in the Sindh Assembly as well to press the provincial government to ensure protection of the party workers.

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