gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Jul 21 23:01:27 UTC 2002
Sorry, what I should have said is that the meaning seems to have
changed as to whether it necessarily means hanging...
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> Lynch (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lynched (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
> Lynching.] [See Note under Lynch law.] To inflict punishment upon,
> especially death, without the forms of law, as when a mob captures
> and hangs a suspected person. See Lynch law.
> Since the first meaning is being used today, perhaps this word has
> widened and narrowed in scope over the years, or its
> actual range of
> meaning gone unnoticed for several decades. My American Heritage
> third edition does not include the wider scope.
> How about newer dictionaries?
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