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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.

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outside the ordinary course of legal proceedings, hence an extrajudicial settlement is one reached outside of the court.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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afford strong arguments against the Propriety of our extrajudicially deciding the questions alluded to; especially as the Power given by the Constitution to the President of calling on the Heads of Departments for opinions, seems to have been purposely as well as expressly limited to executive Departments."), in 6 THE DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT OF the United States, 1789-1800, at 755, 755 (Maeva Marcus ed., 1998).
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