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

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We had picked up these rumours that there could be a problem with young lads forming a lynch mob.
Mr Hopley added: "This was a lynch mob that arrived to attack Mr Kearney and he was badly beaten.
But the lynch mob after Lineker should put down the rope and consider the issue calmly and reasonably.
1988: Two British soldiers who blundered into an IRA funeral cortege in West Belfast were killed by a lynch mob.
A young Jewish couple from the town of Beit El, along with their four year-old son, narrowly escaped death after an Arab lynch mob attacked their car near Jerusalem's A-Tur neighborhood.
riot was certainly a lynch mob without hoods or crosses.
At my age I'm lucky to be able to get my pants up, let alone drop them" Actor George Clooney "Things may be bad but to have Jeremy Paxman finish Newsnight by saying things like, 'We're back to depress you with more news tomorrow night' I find tiring" Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, above "No Newt is good Newt" Anti-Gingrich posters in Florida "There is a faint whiff of the lynch mob on the village green" Lord Digby Jones, former head of the CBI, on the stripping of Fred Goodwin's knighthood "I know well enough that as a man of 80 years, if I say that many things were better in our society when I was young, those who never knew those years will condemn me as an addled old fool living in the past" Tory peer Lord Tebbit
Drawing on contemporary reports and other primary source documents this volume describes the 1906 lynching of three black men believed by the mob to be responsible for the murder of a white family and the rare prosecution and conviction of one of the leaders of the lynch mob.
Ten people have been arrested in relation to the lynch mob.
goes so far as to give a public speech that deflates an angry lynch mob where "laughter drunken singing occasional preaching added to the general din.
Labour is treading on very thin ice in creating the lynch mob mentality pervading the current Press to hide its own failings.
Let's make sure we've got a million-strong lynch mob waiting for the team when they touch back down in Blighty.
As they realize that claims to being "number one" are not confined to the USA, the rodeo audience starts seething into lynch mob mode.
It's all completely inscrutable, and if you're in the Lynch mob, perversely delightful.