lynch law

noun

Definition of lynch law 

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

First Known Use of lynch law

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lynch law

William Lynch †1820 American vigilante

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lynch law

noun

Legal Definition of lynch law 

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

History and Etymology for lynch law

after William Lynch (1742–1820), American vigilante

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