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kangaroo court

noun

Simple Definition of kangaroo court

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

Full Definition of kangaroo court

  1. 1 :  a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted

  2. 2 :  a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular status or procedures

  3. 3 :  judgment or punishment given outside of legal procedure

1853

First Known Use of kangaroo court

1853


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