lynching lynching  /ˈlɪn tʃɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law

Usage(s):

  • Suddenly the nightmare that Bangkok had dreaded was happening: a wild outbreak of kicking, clubbing, shooting, lynching.

News

  1. Duluth marks anniversary of memorial to 3 lynching victims

    Duluth residents are commemorating the 10-year anniversary this weekend of the construction of a memorial to honor the vicitms of a lynching nearly a century ago.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Minnesota Public Radio

  2. Panel to weigh fate of state Rep. Tyrone Brooks

    Embattled State Representative Tyrone Brooks took the offensive Thursday accusing his accusers of using the federal fraud and tax evasion indictment to silence his investigation of the infamous 1946 Moore's Ford lynching.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WSB-TV 2 Atlanta

  3. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson declines to issue official apology for 1896 lynching

    A group raising awareness about an 1896 lynching at the corner of Broadway and 11th Street is seeking an official apology from the Columbus Consolidated Government.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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Quotes

  1. "The era of rampant lynching is a shameful chapter in American history," Bush said at a black history month event at the White House, which began with serious comments about prejudice and ended with music performed by The Temptations.
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  2. "I am the victim of a lynching organised by the judicial counsellor of the government [Menahem] Mazouz, the police, politicians and the media," Mr Katsav said. "My honour, and that of my family, has been attacked for the past three years. I...
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Moshe Katsav Source: BBC News

  3. "I don't think my grandfather's involved in any lynching," said Herman Talmadge Jr., who said he was 4 at the time. "If y'all are that far off, I feel sorry for you."
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Herman Talmadge Source: Forbes

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