verb \ˈlinch\

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

Full Definition of LYNCH

transitive verb
:  to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal sanction
lynch·er noun

Examples of LYNCH

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

Origin of LYNCH

lynch law
First Known Use: 1836


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