lynching

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lynch

 (lĭnch)
tr.v. lynched, lynch·ing, lynch·es
To punish (a person) without legal process or authority, especially by hanging, for a perceived offense or as an act of bigotry.

[From lynch law.]

lynch′er n.
lynch′ing n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lynching - putting a person to death by mob action without due process of lawlynching - putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Translations

lynching

[ˈlɪntʃɪŋ] Nlinchamiento m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lynching

nLynchen nt; there’ll be a lynching sooner etc wird bestimmt gelyncht werden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lynching

[ˈlɪntʃɪŋ] nlinciaggio
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Summary: I support the views expressed in the letter Mob lynching is a crime and should be severely punished (KT, July 2).
Tabrez Ansari, a victim of a recent mob lynching that took place in Jharkhand, India on June 18, died on June 22 after he succumbed to his injuries in Seraikela Jail.
In the last few years, cases of mob lynching have surfaced in many states.
Headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, it termed incidents of mob lynching as 'horrendous acts of mobocracy' and ruled that 'individual citizens cannot take law into their hands.'
According to Indresh Kumar who supports both the RSS and the BJP, crimes like mob lynching can be stopped if people stopped eating beef.
IANS New Delhi Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media.