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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who decides to stop crime or punish criminals independently of the law.

Usage examples (37)
  • A vigilante group naturally formed when the neighborhood became plagued with burglaries.
  • He had what you call a vigilante system, in the plant.
  • People can call it vigilante justice all they want, and it is.
  • A senior judge has warned of a rise in vigilante crimes caused by slow police response times. for more
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