lynching

noun
lynch·​ing

Legal Definition of lynching

1 : the crime of lynching a person
2 : lynch law

More from Merriam-Webster on lynching

Nglish: Translation of lynching for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of lynching for Arabic Speakers

Comments on lynching

What made you want to look up lynching? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to shake or wave menacingly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!