lynching

[n] - putting to death by mob action without due process of law
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lynching

Killing of an alleged offender by an individual or group having no legal authority. In the USA it originated in 1780 with creation of a `committee of vigilance` in Virginia; it is named after a...
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lynching

noun putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
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Lynching

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lynch
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lynching

a form of violence in which a mob, under the pretext of administering justice without trial, executes a presumed offender, often after inflicting ... [6 related articles]
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lynching

lynching, unlawfully hanging or otherwise killing a person by mob action. The term is derived from the older term lynch law, which is most likely named after either Capt. William Lynch (1742–1820), of Pittsylvania co., Va., or Col. Charles Lynch (1736–96), of neighboring Bedford (later C...
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lynching

Killing of an alleged offender by an individual or group having no legal authority. In the USA it originated in 1780 with creation of a `committee of vigilance` in Virginia; it is named after a member of that committee, Captain William Lynch, to whom is attributed `Lynch's law`. Later examples occurred mostly in the Sout...
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Lynching

Lynching is an extra-legal trial and punishment by an informal group. It is most often used to characterize informal public executions by a mob, often by hanging, in order to punish an alleged transgressor, or to intimidate a minority group. It is an extreme form of informal group social control such as charivari, Skimmington, riding the rail, and...
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lynching

putting a person to death by mob action without due process
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