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lynch

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verb \ˈlinch\

Simple Definition of lynch

  • : to kill (someone) illegally as punishment for a crime

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lynch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal sanction

lyncher noun

Examples of lynch in a sentence

  1. The accused killer was lynched by an angry mob.



Origin of lynch

lynch law


First Known Use: 1836

Rhymes with lynch


Law Dictionary

lynch

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transitive verb \ˈlinch\

Legal Definition of lynch

  1. :  to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal sanction

lyncher noun




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