Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


This was one of the early applications of lynch law in the West.

They may not approve of lynch law these days, but they wouldn't act—and we did.

They did nothing in the nature of mob violence or lynch law.

Some people believe that this Lynch is the onlie begetter of Lynch Law.

This was probably the first instance of lynch law in America.

The crime was not the worst of crimes, and there was no excuse for riot or lynch law.

In short, lynch law prevailed for many years during the revolution, and the habit became so fixed that we have never given it up.

"Pretty far, as you see, from American lynch law," said Des Hermies.

In fact, it has its origin in "Lynch Law," or the rule of the Vigilantes.

Nothing can be more demoralizing in the long run than lynch law.