the administration of summary punishment, especially death, upon a suspected, accused, or convicted person by a mob acting without legal process or authority.
the practice of condemning and punishing a person by mob action without a proper trial
The punishment of supposed criminals, especially by hanging, by agreement of a crowd and without a genuine criminal trial. Lynch law was used in the early settlement of the West as a way of maintaining minimal law and order before a sheriff and courts could be set up. It has also been used to deprive unpopular suspects of their rights and to satisfy a mob’s thirst for vengeance. Lynch law was often used by whites in the South to terrorize and subjugate blacks.
[linch-pin] /ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/ noun 1. . [linch-pin] /ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/ noun 1. a pin inserted through the end of an axletree to keep the wheel on. 2. something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together: The monarchy was the linchpin of the nation’s traditions and society. /ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/ noun 1. a variant spelling of linchpin /ˈlɪntʃˌpɪn/ […]
[lin-duh] /ˈlɪn də/ noun 1. a female given name.
- Lynden pindling
[pind-ling] /ˈpɪnd lɪŋ/ noun 1. Lynden Oscar (“Father of the Bahamas”) 1930–2000, Bahamian political leader: first prime minister 1967–92. /ˈpɪndlɪŋ/ adjective (dialect) 1. (Western English) peevish or fractious 2. (US) sickly or puny
[lind-hurst] /ˈlɪnd hɜrst/ noun 1. a township in NE New Jersey. 2. a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland.