(n.) When someone is killed by a mob, or by 2 or more people, typically by hanging, shooting, burning, or dragging, for an alleged offense without the benefit of a full and fair legal trial, and often without legal consequences. This extrajudicial act of public torture has served as a means of promoting racial terror, to instill fear, enforce racial subordination, and maintain white supremacy by white nationalist groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan.