ˈlynch law

  • 1lynch law — n [after William Lynch (1742–1820), American vigilante]: the punishment of presumed crimes usu. by death without due process of law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lynch law …

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  • 2Lynch law — The act or practice by private persons of inflicting punishment for crimes or offenses, without due process of law. [1913 Webster] Note: The term Lynch law is said to be derived from a Virginian named Lynch, who took the law into his own hands …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3lynch law — ☆ lynch law n. [formerly Lynch s law, after Capt. W. Lynch (1742 1820), member of a vigilance committee in Pittsylvania, Virginia (1780)] the lawless practice of killing by lynching …

    English World dictionary

  • 4Lynch Law — (engl., spr. Lintsch Lah, Lynch Gesetz, Lynch Justiz, Lynchen), eine summarische Volksjustiz, bes. in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika, darin bestehend, daß das Volk den, welcher seinen Haß sich zugezogen hat (namentlich Wilddiebe, Kuppler …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5lynch law — lynch′ law n. the administration of summary punishment, esp. death, upon a presumed offender by a mob • Etymology: 1805–15, after the self instituted tribunals presided over by William Lynch (1742–1820) of Pittsylvania, Va., c1776 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 6lynch-law — lynchˈ law noun • • • Main Entry: ↑lynch …

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  • 7lynch law — англ. (линч лоу) суд (закон) Линча. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …

    Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • 8lynch law — /ˈlɪntʃ lɔ/ (say linch law) noun the administration of summary punishment, especially death, upon an offender (actual or reputed) by private persons acting in concert without authority of law. {originally Lynch s law; named after Captain William… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 9LYNCH LAW —    the name given in America to the trial and punishment of offenders without form of law, or by mob law; derived from the name of a man Lynch, dubbed Judge, who being referred to used to administer justice in the far West in this informal way …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 10lynch law — noun Etymology: William Lynch died 1820 American vigilante Date: 1811 the punishment of presumed crimes or offenses usually by death without due process of law …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11lynch law — the administration of summary punishment, esp. death, upon a suspected, accused, or convicted person by a mob acting without legal process or authority. [1805 15, Amer.; after the self instituted tribunals presided over by William Lynch (1742… …

    Universalium

  • 12lynch law — A term descriptive of the action of unofficial persons, organized bands, or mobs, who seize persons charged with or suspected of crimes, or take them out of the custody of the law, and inflict summary punishment upon them, without legal trial,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13lynch law — A term descriptive of the action of unofficial persons, organized bands, or mobs, who seize persons charged with or suspected of crimes, or take them out of the custody of the law, and inflict summary punishment upon them, without legal trial,… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14lynch law — Synonyms and related words: anarchism, anarcho syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, chaos, confusion, criminal syndicalism, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disruption, misrule, mob law, mob rule, mobocracy, nihilism, ochlocracy, primal …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15lynch law — mob rule, law of the masses …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16lynch law — Mob law …

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  • 17lynch law — Something done without the warrant or sanction of law. State v Aler, 39 W Va 549, 559. For discussion of derivation of the term, see State v Aler, 39 W Va 549, 558, 20 SE 585. See also dissenting opinion of Brown, J., in State v Lewis, 142 NC 626 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18lynch law — noun the practice of punishing people by hanging without due process of law • Hypernyms: ↑practice, ↑pattern …

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  • 19Lynch law. — См. Закон Линча …

    Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • 20William Lynch (Lynch law) — Captain William Lynch (1742–1820) was a man from Pittsylvania County, Virginia, who claimed to be the source of the terms lynch law and lynching . He is not the William Lynch who allegedly made the William Lynch Speech in 1712, as the date on… …

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