an irregular unauthorized court
A judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, or a group which conducts such proceedings, which is without proper authority, abusive, or otherwise unjust.
Origin: First attested 1853 in a Texas context, possibly from the notion of proceeding by leaps or because the kangaroo's appearance defies nature.
A kangaroo court is "a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted". It is essentially where the defendant has already been deemed guilty, and has little if any opportunities to object or defend himself.
The numerical value of kangaroo court in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of kangaroo court in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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One can not consider Guantanamo as a reliable place. Its people and its processes are unreliable. The trial was a kangaroo court.
This cannot be an arbitrary kangaroo court just driven to please the international community at this key time for Thailand. It's got to bring people justice.
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