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Origin of kangaroo court
Words nearby kangaroo court
Example sentences from the Web for kangaroo court
Sharpe was executed after a kangaroo court found him guilty, and his corpse buried in the sand near Montego Bay Harbor.
Unless there is a court decision that changes our law, we are OK.
On Dec. 30, she filed a similar lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court.Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
He added: “People say he deserves his day in court… Do we have enough time?”Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The court ruled she lacked the maturity to make her own medical decisions.
M'Bongo and his whole court are now clothed, I am happy to say, at least to a certain extent.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
When I was at Portugal, there was held at that time the court of justice of the Inquisition.
He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
Rene le Pays, a French poet, died; well known at court by his miscellanies.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The Kangaroo can hop and hop and hop; Somehow he never seems to want to stop.
British Dictionary definitions for kangaroo court
Cultural definitions for kangaroo court
A court that ignores principles of justice; a court characterized by incompetence and dishonesty.
Idioms and Phrases with kangaroo court
A self-appointed tribunal that violates established legal procedure; also, a dishonest or incompetent court of law. For example, The rebels set up a kangaroo court and condemned the prisoners to summary execution, or That judge runs a kangaroo court—he tells rape victims they should have been more careful. This expression is thought to liken the jumping ability of kangaroos to a court that jumps to conclusions on an invalid basis. [Mid-1800s]