Definition of lynch
: to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission The accused killer was lynched by an angry mob.
Examples of lynch in a sentence
The accused killer was lynched by an angry mob.
Origin and Etymology of lynch
First Known Use: 1835
LYNCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lynch for English Language Learners
: to kill (someone) illegally as punishment for a crime
Legal Definition of lynch
: to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal sanction
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