Lynch law

Lynch" law`

(?) n. The act or practice by private persons of inflicting punishment for crimes or offenses, without due process of law.
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The term Lynch law is said to be derived from a Virginian named Lynch, who took the law into his own hands. But the origin of the term is very doubtful.
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{

Lynde

(?),

Lyn"den

(?) }, n. See Linden.
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