Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/07/16 Kangaroo Court

Kangaroo Court (noun)

noun
1. a self-appointed or mob-operated tribunal that disregards or parodies existing principles of law or human rights, especially one in a frontier area or among criminals in prison.
2. any crudely or irregularly operated court, especially one so controlled as to render a fair trial impossible.

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Origin: 1850-55, Americanism

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