2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lynch \Lynch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Lynched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lynching}.] [See Note under {Lynch law}.] To inflict punishment upon, especially death, without the forms of law, as when a mob captures and hangs a suspected person. See {Lynch law}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: kill without legal sanction; "The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child"

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