the personification of lynch law.
lynchingLynching is the mob killing of a person suspected of a crime, especially by hanging, that is done outside of the law. Lynching is most commonly associated with the hanging death of black men by white people in the United States, especially in the Jim Crow South.
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Origin of Judge Lynch
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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