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Lynch mob   /lɪntʃ mɑb/   Listen
Lynch mob

A mob that kills a person for some presumed offense without legal authority.

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"Lynch mob" Quotes from Famous Books

... want of law or evidence, he could not be punished, and he was set at liberty by the magistrate. The city marshal seeing that a few in the crowd were disposed to lay violent hands on the prisoner in the event of his escaping punishment by law, resolved to accompany him to his house. The Lynch mob still followed, and the marshal finding the prisoner could only be protected by hurrying him to jail, endeavored to effect that object. The Lynchers, however, pursued the officer of the law, dragged him from his horse, bruised him, and conveyed the prisoner to the most convenient point ...
— The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus • American Anti-Slavery Society

Words linked to "Lynch mob" :   rout, rabble, mob

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