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lynch law

noun

Definition of lynch law

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



Origin and Etymology of lynch law

William Lynch †1820 American vigilante


First Known Use: 1811


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lynch law

noun

Legal Definition of lynch law

  1. :  the punishment of presumed crimes usually by death without due process of law



Origin and Etymology of lynch law

after William Lynch (1742–1820), American vigilante


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