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Definition: Jack Ketch
Jack Ketch \Jack“ Ketch”\ [Perh. fr. Jack, the proper name +
Prov. E. ketch a hangman, fr. ketch, for catch to seize; but
see the citations below.]
A public executioner, or hangman. [Eng.]
The manor of Tyburn was formerly held by Richard
Jaquett, where felons for a long time were executed;
from whence we have Jack Ketch. --Lloyd's MS.,
[Monmouth] then accosted John Ketch, the executioner, a
wretch who had butchered many brave and noble victims,
and whose name has, during a century and a half, been
vulgarly given to all who have succeeded him in his
odious office. --Macaulay.