kangaroo procedure

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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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 care — is a way of holding a preterm or full term infant so that there is skin to skin contact between the infant and the person holding it. The baby, wearing only a diaper, is held against the parent s bare chest. Kangaroo care for preterm infants is… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 (comics) — The Kangaroo is the alias of two fictional Spider Man villains in the Marvel Universe. The first was introduced in Amazing Spider Man #81 in 1970; the second was first seen in Cage #13 in 1993 and made his debut in The Spectacular Spider Man #242 …   Wikipedia

  • Kangaroo (disambiguation) — A kangaroo is a large Australian marsupial.Kangaroo may also refer to:* North Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed Kangaroos * Kangaroo (meat), the meat of the Australian marsupial * Kangaroo (armoured personnel carrier), a WWII armoured personnel… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 care — (kang.guh.ROO cayr) n. Neonatal care in which a premature baby is held on the chest of the caregiver with skin to skin contact. kangaroo v. To provide such care. Example Citation: Dr. Johnston and her team are looking at various ways of… …   New words

  • kangaroo court — /kæŋgəˌru ˈkɔt/ (say kangguh.rooh kawt) noun an unauthorised or irregular court conducted with disregard for or perversion of legal procedure, as a mock court by prisoners in a jail, or by trade unionists in judging workers who do not follow… …   Australian English dictionary

  • kangaroo court — noun Date: 1853 1. a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted 2. a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular status or procedures 3. judgment or punishment given outside of legal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Act of Parliament — in the constitutional law of the UK, a Bill that has passed through all its stages and received the royal assent, thus becoming statute and law. Bills are introduced in Parliament either by a government minister or an unofficial (or private)… …   Law dictionary

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