kangaroo court

kangaroo court
Kangaroo court
When people take the law into their own hands and form courts that are not legal, these are known as kangaroo court.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • kangaroo court — n. A court that is completely biased against one party and therefore disregards that party’s rights and delivers a judgment or verdict that is unfair to him or her; a trial in a kangaroo court is considered a sham without legal authority. The… …   Law dictionary

  • kangaroo court — kangaroo courts N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to a court or a meeting as a kangaroo court, you disapprove of it because it is unofficial or unfair, and is intended to find someone guilty …   English dictionary

  • kangaroo court — n an unofficial court that punishes people unfairly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kangaroo court — noun count INFORMAL a court that is not official and is organized to punish someone whether they have committed a crime or not …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kangaroo court — ► NOUN ▪ an unofficial court formed by a group of people to try someone regarded as guilty of an offence …   English terms dictionary

  • kangaroo court — ☆ kangaroo court n. [said to be so named because its justice progresses by leaps and bounds] Informal 1. an unauthorized, irregular court, usually disregarding normal legal procedure, as one in a frontier region 2. any tribunal in which judgment… …   English World dictionary

  • Kangaroo court — A kangaroo court is a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted .[1] The outcome of a trial by kangaroo court is essentially determined in advance, usually for the purpose of ensuring conviction, either by …   Wikipedia

  • kangaroo court — 1. n. a bogus or extra legal court. □ Is this a newspaper office or a kangaroo court? □ You have turned this interview into a kangaroo court. 2. n. a legally convened court operating unjustly. □ “Let me out of this kangaroo court,” muttered Fred …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • kangaroo court — {n.} A self appointed group that decides what to do to someone who is supposed to have done wrong. * /The Chicago mob held a kangaroo court and shot the gangster who competed with Al Capone./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kangaroo court — {n.} A self appointed group that decides what to do to someone who is supposed to have done wrong. * /The Chicago mob held a kangaroo court and shot the gangster who competed with Al Capone./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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