kill without legal sanction
"The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child"
To execute without a proper legal trial, especially by hanging.
To commit an act of violence by a mob upon the body of another person.
Origin: First attested 1835, from Lynch law that appeared in 1811. There is a popular claim that it was named after William Lynch, but equally strong arguments would have it named after Charles Lynch.
to inflict punishment upon, especially death, without the forms of law, as when a mob captures and hangs a suspected person. See Lynch law
Origin: [See Note under Lynch law.]
Lynch is a city in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. It was plotted in 1917 by the US Coal and Coke Company as a company town to house workers at the company's nearby coal mines. It was named for then head of the company, Thomas Lynch. By the 1940s, Lynch had a population of more than 10,000 and had such amenities as a hospital and movie theatre. The population declined dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s as mining techniques shifted to less labor-intensive methods. In the 2010 census, the city population was 747, down from 900 in 2000. Lynch is the nearest city to Kentucky's highest point, Black Mountain, elevation 4,145. Sitting at an elevation of 1,716 feet above sea level, Lynch is Kentucky's highest incorporated city. Lynch is adjacent to Appalachia, Virginia.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
linsh, v.t. to judge and punish without the usual forms of law.—n. Lynch′-law (Amer.), a kind of summary justice exercised by the people. [From Charles Lynch (1736-96) of Virginia.]
The numerical value of Lynch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Lynch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Lynch in a Sentence
No one I've seen is more qualified and experienced … than Loretta Lynch.
A few months ago, I directed my team at the White House to look into any new actions I can take to help reduce gun violence, and on Monday, I'll meet with our attorney general, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options.
I don’t think that the crimes of the prior administration, of Hillary Clinton, the collusion with James Comey and Loretta Lynch should be forgotten just because Hillary Clinton lost the election.
We immediately needed to share that with the OU student body, for students to say they're going to lynch an entire group of people. ... It's disgusting.
Chief Executive Robert Lynch was likely under immense pressure from the board, saw the writing on the wall, and decided to jump before being pushed.
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