lynch-law reached its height in the late eighties and early nineties.
That night's lynch-law in our quarters was not inquired into.
Much may be said in favor of Goldwin Smith's quotation, "that there are communities in which lynch-law is better than any other."
Well have lynch-law here in just about ten minutes, if you aint spry.
Well might he tremble with fear; for the lynch-law was then in full force for criminals like him.
lynch-law was as popular in the West as it is to-day in the South, and a mob broke into the jail and killed the Smith brothers.
lynch-law hadn't begun, and there wuz rows and fights of the wust kind.
Mob′-law, lynch-law; Moboc′racy, rule or ascendency exercised by the mob; Mob′ocrat, a demagogue.
He was never heard of more; but should he ever turn up anywhere, I commend him as the fittest subject for lynch-law on record.
A great deal has been said and written lately about feuds and lynch-law in the districts around the lower Mississippi.
The punishment of supposed criminals, especially by hanging, by agreement of a crowd and without a genuine criminal trial. Lynch law was used in the early settlement of the West as a way of maintaining minimal law and order before a sheriff and courts could be set up. It has also been used to deprive unpopular suspects of their rights and to satisfy a mob's thirst for vengeance. Lynch law was often used by whites in the South to terrorize and subjugate blacks.