lynch

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verb \ˈlinch\

Definition of lynch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission <The accused killer was lynched by an angry mob.>

lyncher

noun

Examples of lynch in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of lynch

lynch law


First Known Use: 1835


LYNCH Defined for English Language Learners

lynch

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verb \ˈlinch\

Definition of lynch for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

lynch

play
transitive verb \ˈlinch\

Legal Definition of lynch

  1. :  to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal sanction

lyncher

noun



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