What does lynch mean?

Definitions for lynch
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lynch(verb)

    kill without legal sanction

    "The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child"

Wiktionary

  1. lynch(Verb)

    To execute without a proper legal trial, especially by hanging.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. lynch(Verb)

    To commit an act of violence by a mob upon the body of another person.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lynch(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Note under Lynch law.]

Freebase

  1. Lynch

    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

  1. Lynch

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lynch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lynch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lynch in a Sentence

  1. Quentin Tarantino:

    I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers, he is a passionate man and that comes out in his art but sometimes he lets his passion blind him to the facts and to reality. I believe that is what happened when he joined in those anti-cop protests. Quentin Tarantino was speaking at a rally protesting police brutality when he said : This is not being dealt with in any way at all. That's why we are out here. If it was being dealt with, then these murdering cops would be in jail or at least be facing charges. When I see murders, I do not stand by, Quentin Tarantino added. I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers. Quentin Tarantino made his comments just days after a New York City police officer was killed in the line if duty. PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said he appreciated Tony Tarantino's comments.

  2. Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson:

    I quietly persuaded Attorney General Loretta Lynch to implement this new policy this past July, so it’s already done.

  3. Kevin Marino:

    In attempting to justify Mr. Frascatore’s indefensible conduct by reference to the risks and rigors of police work, Mr. Lynch badly disserves himself and the many honorable officers he is sworn to represent, nothing about Mr. Frascatore’s terrifying interaction with James Blake bore any resemblance to due process of law.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

    I don’t think so, i would say in defense of Attorney General Lynch, that I have a pseudonym also.

  5. Alexis Hall:

    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.

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