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Three Features of a Kangaroo Court



Court proceedings that lack the due process protections people associate with courts of law have earned the name “kangaroo court.” The term has been in use since at least the 19th century, but it is difficult to pinpoint an exact source for it or to determine why its name includes a reference to an animal […]

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KANGAROO COURT

the name that is given to an unauthorised court that is set up without legal power and authority that takes the law into its own hands.

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KEEPING THE PEACE

the term that means to maintain public order and to prevent violence and other unlawful behaviour.

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KNOWN

term used to describe a thing that is recognised, like a well known person, a fact that is understood or a thing that is familiar.

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KNOWN HEIRS

the name given to the people who are recognised with the right to inherit.

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KEEP

a term meaning to hold, to maintain, to support, to retain in possession and to take care of.

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KITING CHECKS

term that describes writing a cheque from another bank to cover a cheque that is overdrawn.

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KILLED BY MISADVENTURE

a phrase that means to be accidentally killed but not during the committing of an act this is unlawful.

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KEEP IN REPAIR

a clause found in leases that binds the lessee to keep the premises in a good condition.

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KIDNAPPING LAW

federal offense when a person is taken forcibly from one state to another or to a different country.

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KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY

a term used to apply to a crime that is carried out intentionally and with a full awareness.

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KAIZEN COSTING

Reducing product costs even if being produced. A process involving effective waste management, continuous product improvement and raw material price reduction. Cost minimization is a strategy in overall product cost reduction.

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KEY ESCROW

Copy or copies of a code, password, or secret key protected by a third party for use in an emergency or when the originals) is(are) lost. Escrowed items may be separated to two or more third parties to mitigate risk of the trusted third party abusing its power. Typically, this is a fiduciary arrangement.

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KEYNESIAN

Supporter of governmental economic intervention by public policies driving for full employment and price stability. A follower of John Maynard Keynes, a believer in his economic principles.

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KILOWATT (KW)

Electrical power measure of a standard unit equal to 1000 watts. Equivalent to 1.34 horsepower, or 1000 joules per second as a measured consumption rate.

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KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEM

Artificial intelligence / expert system based software techniques. Used to solve process problems. Intended use is to respond to unique queries and expertise transfers, relating one domain of knowledge to another. Exists as a data store / relational database. Data is expert knowledge; retrieval is couplings and linkages; design is to facilitate retrieval.

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KARAT

Fineness, as a measure of the purity, of gold. It also indicate gold proportion in an alloy. UK spelling of both carat and karat is carat. Germany spelling is karat. 24 karats or a fineness of 1000 defines pure gold. One karat equals 41.66 fineness. 22 karat gold-alloy has 22 parts gold and 2 parts other metal, usually copper. Its fineness is 916.66, 91.666 percent pure gold. An 18 karat gold-alloy is 75 percent pure gold.

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KEY JOBS

Organization’s and Labor market’s common jobs used to determine general pay scales. Clerks, drivers, janitors, and secretaries are examples of common jobs.

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KEYNESIAN THEORY

British economist John Maynard Keynes established this economic theory. A stable, growing economy requires active government intervention is the concept embodied by the theory.

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KILOWATT-HOUR (KWH)

Electrical power consumption measure of a standard unit equal to 1000 watts in an hour. Equivalent to 860 kilocalories, or 3412 British thermal units (Btu) as a measured consumption rate.

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