kangaroo court


kangaroo court

noun

: a court that uses unfair methods or is not a proper court of law

Full Definition of KANGAROO COURT

1
:  a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted
2
:  a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular status or procedures
3
:  judgment or punishment given outside of legal procedure

First Known Use of KANGAROO COURT

1853

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