Dictionary

lynch law

noun

Definition of LYNCH LAW

:  the punishment of presumed crimes or offenses usually by death without due process of law

Origin of LYNCH LAW

William Lynch †1820 American vigilante
First Known Use: 1811

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: lynchpinPrevious Word in the Dictionary: lynchAll Words Near: lynch law
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears