lynch definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To execute without due procedure of legislation, specifically to hang, as by a mob.
    • To cause discipline upon, specially death, without the types of law, as when a mob captures and hangs a suspected person. See lynch legislation.
  • verb:
    • To perform (somebody) without a suitable appropriate trial or procedure, particularly by hanging.
    • To dedicate an act of violence by a mob upon the human body of some other person.
    • kill without appropriate sanction
  • noun:
    • See linch.
  • others:
    • To discipline by lynch-law; punish summarily, for a crime or general public offense of any kind, without expert of legislation; especially, to punish with demise in this way. See lynch-law.

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