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Would you help find the correct word (maybe a prefix) that shows the action in question is redundant or unnecessary because the outcome is evident or fixed. Like a trial; when a famous person, having evidently committed a crime, is on trial, but will certainly be acquitted.
I would call it a show trial. (In the former Soviet Union the outcomes of trials were predetermined. Those trials were show trials.)
A whitewash, a foregone conclusion, a travesty, a fix, a set-up. A kangaroo court.
Last edited by curmudgeon; 11-Dec-2006 at 00:32.
Last edited by retro; 11-Dec-2006 at 16:57.