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English definition of “lynch law”

lynch law

noun [U]    
the punishment of someone who is thought to be guilty of a crime , without a legal trial , by killing themMurder and attempted murderKillingPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
(Definition of lynch law noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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