Definitions for vigilantism

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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

vig`i•lan′tism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vigilantism(noun)

    the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the laws

Wiktionary

  1. vigilantism(Noun)

    the activities of a vigilante

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