Gacaca meaning

gə-chächə
A traditional Rwandan system of justice in which local community members are allowed to testify freely, without the participation of lawyers, and cases are decided by a panel of judges chosen from the community.
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Origin of gacaca

  • Kinyarwanda gacaaca umucaaca Bermuda grass (which grows in the open spaces where such courts are conducted)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition