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What does this expression 'kangaroo court' means?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 11 Mar '13 09:25 pm
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MEANING: a self-appointed group that decides what to do to someone who is supposed to have done wrong.
EXAMPLE:
It was decided in a kangaroo court that he would have to pay for the damage that he had caused to the school building.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 11 Mar '13 09:31 pm

 
  
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A kangaroo court is "a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted".

There is some debate over the origin of the term kangaroo court, but some sources suggest that it may have been popularized during the California Gold Rush of 1849, as a description of the hastily carried-out proceedings used to deal with the issue of claim jumping miners.

Other sources claim that the term comes from the notion of justice proceeding "by leaps", like a kangaroo
Source: wikipedia
Answered by Aarnika Tiwaari, 11 Mar '13 09:27 pm

 
  
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A mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted".
Answered by Manju Sikri, 13 Mar '13 09:38 am

 
  
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Kangaroo court is "a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted".
the best example is KHAP PANCHAYATs in haryana and rajasthan
Answered by iqbal seth, 12 Mar '13 07:05 am

 
  
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A mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted".
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 12 Mar '13 03:13 am

 
  
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A court where the outcome is per-determined by the reputation of the defendant, and the trial shall not be fair. Justice less. Kangaroo courts can swing either way, but one side of the argument will be completely disregarded.
Answered by anil garg, 11 Mar '13 10:18 pm

 
  
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