Definitions for lynching
putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
Execution of a person by mob action without due process of law, especially hanging
The police with difficulty prevented the swaying mass from lynching him on the spot. uE000159354uE001 Jerry Stokes by Grant Allen
Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person.
Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person and from which death does not result shall constitute the crime of lynching in the second degree and shall be a felony. uE000159355uE001 South Carolina Code of Laws Section 16-3-220
Origin: See etymology section of lynch article.