Complete Definition of "lynching"

English

Etymology
See etymology section of lynch article.

Pronunciation
AHD: lĭnchĭng

Noun
en-noun

  1. Execution of a person by mob action without due process of law, especially hanging

#: The police with difficulty prevented the swaying mass from lynching him on the spot. — Jerry Stokes by w:Grant Allen|Grant Allen

  1. Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person.

#: Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person and from which death does not result shall constitute the crime of lynching in the second degree and shall be a felony. — South Carolina Code of Laws Section 16-3-220

Translations
Croatian: t-|hr|linč|m
French: lynchage (1)
Finnish: lynkkaus (1)
Italian: linciaggio m (1,2)
Russian: t|ru|самосуд|sc=Cyrl|m

Related terms
lynch
show trial
kangaroo court

vi:lynching
zh:lynching

Revision and Credits for"lynching"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.