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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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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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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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KELVIN (K)

Irish physicist William Thomson (1824-1907),honored as 1st Baron Kelvin (Lord William Kelvin), developed this scale. Temperature scale beginning at absolute zero (273.15

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KEY PROCESS

Customer service and satisfaction, competitive advantage, and strategic success are essential business workflows In management’s view.

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KICKING THE TIRES

Shopping by a potential investor for an investment brokerage firm described creatively.

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KNOCK OFF

1. A very similar looking product copy a patented, trademarked, or copyrighted product or work that is cheaper as an illegal version. 2. A cheaper version of a higher-priced material or product as a competitor functionally and qualitatively equivalent.

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KNOWLEDGE-BASED PAY

Earnings system that compensates employees skill level proficiency and gained education. The employee incentive is improve skills set and education. Reaching certain goals in education, training and skill development translates into higher employee earnings.

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KEOGH ACT PLAN

Also referred to as a HR-10 plan. A plan that allows those who are self-employed to set up a retirement plan and have access to tax benefits comparative to the benefits offered in corporate pensions. This plan was established under the Self-Employed Individual’s Tax Retirement Act.

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KEY PUNCHING

Keyboard or keypad driven computerized data entry. Prior to PCs, to issue commands or store data in the era of mini or mainframe computers, key punching was actual punching of holes in punch cards or paper tape.

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KICKOFF MEETING

Pre-launch gathering of stakeholders and prime movers of a program or project. Agenda is strategy, direction, roles, goals, and objectives.

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KNOCKED DOWN (KD)

An article taken apart, folded, or telescoped to reduce its shipping size by at least one third (33 1/3 percent) of its assembled bulk or size. Such articles, be they bicycles, fans, or furniture are packaged unassembled, with all components and assembly instructions. This takes advantage of better shipping rates and lower import duties.

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