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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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Victims included 521 extrajudicially targeted and 233 bystanders, including 71 children and 20 women.
To make a deduction from punishment for remorse (or indeed for punishments exacted extrajudicially, such as being abandoned by one's spouse), the court must first determine that a criminal wrong has been committed without a legally recognized justification or excuse.
45) House demolitions are almost always imposed extrajudicially, in clear denial of the rights of due process.
Amnesty International reports that hundreds of civilians in Aceh were extrajudicially killed in 2000.
If that weren't enough to perplex even a first year law student, the book refers to "plaintiffs" rather than "petitioners," the clerks address their patrons as "Judge" rather than "Justice," and poetic license is stretched, extrajudicially, so far that virtually nothing makes sense.
Amnesty International's latest report in June states: "Hundreds of people were killed by the police or death squads in circumstances suggesting they may have been extrajudicially executed.
Mir Murtaza Bhutto and seven associates were apparently extrajudicially executed by police in Karachi.
Although the government claims that those killed by the security forces died in armed conflict, many are believed to have been extrajudicially executed when they were unarmed and posed no threat.
121) The only logical conclusion from the plain language of the statute is that Congress intended [sections] 455(a) to include appearances of partiality which arise both judicially and extrajudicially.
3) In the subsequent wills and codicils that Salas wrote, she proudly pointed out that she had quickly and extrajudicially completed the division of her deceased husband's estate within five months of his death, thereby avoiding expense and discord in her family which she described as exemplary in its unity.
370) Congress did, after all, assign the circuit courts responsibility for processing the pension claims of disabled veterans on an ex parte basis, and three circuit courts did, indeed, refuse to entertain the claims in question (371) (although the judges of some of the courts agreed to hear the claims, extrajudicially, as "commissioners" (372)).
Despite all such efforts, the police dumped his fatallytortured body in Moach Goth area after killing him extrajudicially," Altaf Hussain said.