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kan·ga·roo court

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kangaroo courtnoun

    an irregular unauthorized court

Wiktionary

  1. kangaroo courtnoun

    A judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, or a group which conducts such proceedings, which is without proper authority, abusive, or otherwise unjust.

    Etymology: First attested 1853 in a Texas context, possibly from the notion of proceeding by leaps or because the kangaroo's appearance defies nature.

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  1. Kangaroo court

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kangaroo court in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kangaroo court in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of kangaroo court in a Sentence

  1. Dennis Edney:

    One can not consider Guantanamo as a reliable place. Its people and its processes are unreliable. The trial was a kangaroo court.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    The verdict of this kangaroo court will be meaningless. By refusing the facts, by refusing witnesses and documents the Republican majority has placed a giant asterisk, the asterisk of a sham trial, next to the acquittal of President Donald Trump, written in permanent ink, acquittal in an unfair trial with this giant asterisk, the asterisk of a sham trial, is worth nothing at all to President Donald Trump or anybody else.

  3. Steve Trent:

    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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