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- enPR: lĭnchĭng
NounLynching (plural Lynchings)
- Execution of a person by mob action without due process of law, especially hanging
- Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person.
- Any act of violence inflicted by a mob upon the body of another person and from which death does not result shall constitute the crime of lynching in the second degree and shall be a felony. — South Carolina Code of Laws Section 16-3-220
execution of a person without a proper legal trial