Lynch meaning

lĭnch
Lynch is defined as for a mob to murder someone without a proper trial.

An example of lynch is for a group of individuals to hang a person who has not been found guilty at a trial.

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To punish (a person) without legal process or authority, especially by hanging, for a perceived offense or as an act of bigotry.
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To murder (an accused person) by mob action and without lawful trial, esp. by hanging.
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(pejorative) To execute (somebody) without a proper legal trial or procedure, especially by hanging.
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Origin of lynch

  • From lynch law

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary