What is JEDBURGH JUSTICE?

Summary justice inflicted upon a marauder or felon without a regular trial, equivalent to “lynch law.” So called from a Scotch town, near the English border, where raiders and cattle lifters wore often summarily hung. Also written “.Teddart” or “Jedwood” justice.

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