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Meaning of LYNCH

Pronunciation:  linch

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  kill without legal sanction; "The blood-thirsty mob lynched the alleged killer of the child"

LYNCH is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: kill



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lynch\, v. t. [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}.

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