Definition of


  1. (noun, person) member of a vigilance committee

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Synonyms of Vigilante

vigilance man

Alternate forms of Vigilante

Hypernyms: unpaid worker, volunteer

Origin of the word Vigilante

  1. "member of a vigilance committee," 1856, Amer.Eng., from Sp. vigilante, lit. "watchman," from L. vigilantem (see vigilance). Vigilant man in same sense is attested from 1824 in a Missouri context. Vigilance committees kept informal rough order on the frontier or in other places where official authority was imperfect. more

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Words that sound like Vigilante

vacillant, vigilant

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