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Mar 15, 2013
This week's theme
Terms with connections to the number 19

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nineteenth hole
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extraterritoriality

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extraterritoriality

PRONUNCIATION:
(ek-struh-ter-i-tor-ee-AL-i-tee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Exemption from the jurisdiction of local law, for example, as for diplomats.
2. The applicability of a state's laws outside its territory.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin extra- (outside) + territorium (land around a town), from terra (land). Earliest documented use: 1836.

USAGE:
"Henry McMaster also said he plans to argue that the extraterritoriality principle bars one state from passing laws that would affect people in other states."
Monica Chen; State Attorney General Addresses York County Day; The Herald (Rock Hill, South Carolina); Mar 28, 2007.

"Extraterritoriality was the end goal of every colonizing power. With it, the colonizers could control the laws within the bounds of their jurisdictions."
David Rotenberg; Shanghai; Viking Canada; 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

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