Definitions for vigilanteˌvɪdʒ əˈlæn ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vig•i•lan•teˌvɪdʒ əˈlæn ti(n.)(pl.)-tes.

  1. a member of a vigilance committee.

    Category: Government, Law

  2. any person who assumes the authority of the law, as by avenging a crime.

    Category: Law

Origin of vigilante:

1825–35;< Sp: vigilant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vigilante, vigilance man(noun)

    member of a vigilance committee


  1. vigilante(Noun)

    A person who considers it their own responsibility to uphold the law in their neighbourhood.

  2. Origin: From vigilante, from vigilans


  1. Vigilante

    A vigilante is an individual or group who undertakes law enforcement without legal authority or illegal authority.

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