Definition of Lynching

1. Noun. Putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law.

Generic synonyms: Execution, Murder, Slaying
Derivative terms: Lynch



Definition of Lynching

1. Noun. Execution of a person by mob action without due process of law, especially hanging ¹

2. Noun. Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of lynch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lynching

1. the act of one who lynches [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lynching

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lyn
lynage
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lyncean
lynch
lynch law
lynch mob
lynch mobs
lynched
lyncher
lynchers
lynches
lynchet
lynchets
lynching (current term)
lynchings
lynchpin
lynchpins
lyncomicin
lyne
lynes
lynestrenol
lyngbya toxins
lynx
lynx-eyed
lynx spider
lynx spiders
lynxes
lynxlike

Literary usage of Lynching

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1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1911)
"An investigation into the history of lynching in the United States. ... The evils of lynching and convict camp. From the Howard Association, London, ..."

2. The Roosevelt Doctrine: Being the Personal Utterances of the President on by Theodore Roosevelt (1904)
"Every violent man in the community is encouraged by every case of lynching in which the lynchers go unpunished to himself take the law into his own hands ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"Iniquities of lynching.—The process is not simply extra-legal but anti-legal. ... There are cases of lynching where men have been tried and convicted and ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"said lynching in any court of competent jurisdiction." The act of the legislature is as follows: "Sec. 1. That in the case of any prisoner lawfully in the ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"lynching outrage in the Indian Territory. Gen. tirant taken to Mount McGregor. ... lynching of five men in Texas. Death of Mamiani, Italian statesman. 22. ..."

6. Methods of Penal Administration in the United States by Edward Grubb (1906)
"lynching. One object of my visit was to make inquiry into the causes of lynching. This I did incidentally rather than directly, as opportunity offered. ..."

7. Selected Articles on the Negro Problem by Julia Emily Johnsen (1921)
"Let us try so to consider the matter of lynching. ... The first important circumstance to be noted and remembered is that lynching is not a Southern, ..."

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