Extraterritoriality Ex`tra*ter`ri*to`ri*al"i*ty, n. The state of being beyond the limits of a particular territory; esp. (Internat. Law), A fiction by which a public minister, though actually in a foreign country, is supposed still to remain within the territory of his own sovereign or nation. --Wheaton. [1913 Webster]

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