- Execution of a person by mob action without due process of law, especially hanging
Etymology: See etymology section of lynch article.
- The police with difficulty prevented the swaying mass from lynching him on the spot. — Jerry Stokes by w:Grant Allen, Grant Allen
- 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 in the second degree and shall be a felony. — South Carolina Code of Laws Section 16-3-220
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