Definition of kangaroo court in English:

kangaroo court

Syllabification: kan·ga·roo court

noun

An unofficial court held by a group of people in order to try someone regarded, especially without good evidence, as guilty of a crime or misdemeanor.
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  • We have complained that it decides over important matters - the ownership of a domain name - but behaves more like a kangaroo court than a law court.
  • They are treated as witnesses rather than prosecutors at the weekly kangaroo court known as the tribunal.
  • Even the most properly constituted court is only a kangaroo court without a lawyer.

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