What does vigilante mean?

Definitions for vigilanteˌvɪdʒ əˈlæn ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vigilante.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigilante in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vigilante in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Phelps:

    I don't think we'd have vigilante justice out there.

  2. Judge Charles Schneider:

    I certainly don’t want this decision to be viewed as support of vigilante justice.

  3. Andrei Pasichnik:

    Vigilante justice? No. Only the law-enforcement system has the right to that, the Cossacks ... did cooperate with us before, of course, but there were certain individuals that tried to create their mini-states.

  4. David McCallister:

    There were people that disliked the Confederate battle flag before and it appears they were just looking for some opportunity to create some kind of vigilante lynch mob calling for attacks on the Confederate battle flag wherever it be located, wherever it be displayed.

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Translations for vigilante

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Vigilant, [[Mitglied]] [[einGerman
  • [[omankädenoikeusFinnish
  • sjálvrættarmaðurFaroese
  • justicierFrench
  • igazságtevõHungarian
  • main hakim sendiriIndonesian
  • משמר אזרחיHebrew
  • 自警団員Japanese
  • lid van een waakzaamheidscomité, verontruste burgerDutch
  • vigilanteNorwegian
  • дружи́нница, [[член]] «[[комитет, виджила́нте, дружи́нникRussian
  • கண்காணிப்பாளராகTamil

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