An example of lynch is for a group of individuals to hang a person who has not been found guilty at a trial.
Origin of lynch; from lynch law
transitive verblynched, lynch·ing, lynch·es
Origin of lynchFrom lynch law.
(third-person singular simple present lynches, present participle lynching, simple past and past participle lynched)
First attested 1835, from Lynch law that appeared in 1811. There is a popular claim that it was named after William Lynch, but equally strong arguments would have it named after Charles Lynch.
- A surname.