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Jul 11, 2007
This week's theme
Words about diplomacy

This week's words
detente
plenipotentiary
extraterritoriality
demarche
identic

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extraterritoriality

(ek-struh-ter-i-tor-ee-AL-i-tee) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: Exemption from the jurisdiction of local law, granted to foreign diplomats.

From Latin extra- (outside) + territorium (land around a town), from terra (land).

"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.

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