Definition of Lynch

1. Verb. Kill without legal sanction. "They want to Lynch the prisoners "; "The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child"

Generic synonyms: Kill
Derivative terms: Lynching



Definition of Lynch

1. v. t. To inflict punishment upon, especially death, without the forms of law, as when a mob captures and hangs a suspected person. See Lynch law.

Definition of Lynch

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Verb. (pejorative) To execute (somebody) without a proper legal trial or procedure, especially by hanging. ¹

3. Verb. (pejorative) To commit an act of violence by a mob upon the body of another person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lynch

1. to put to death without legal sanction [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Literary usage of Lynch

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Almira Collins acquired title to the 136.5 acres June 17, 1904, directly through Thursey M. Lynch, who was a daughter of Currence B. Conrad and intermarried ..."

2. Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989 by Bruce A. Ragsdale, Joel D. Treese (1996)
"Lynch was elected to the state house of representatives in November 1869. In January 1872 he was chosen speaker and used this powerful position to apportion ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The court held that the legal title was vested in Martin and Lynch by the ... It appears that the trust deed to Martin and Lynch was executed on the 9th of ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Lynch, John Joseph, Canadian Roman Catholic prelate: b. Ireland, 1816; d. 1888. • He was educated at Dublin and Paris, was ordained to the priesthood in ..."

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