vigilantism
noun see vigilante

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vigilantism — Taking the law into one s own hands and attempting to effect justice according to one s own understanding of right and wrong; action taken by a voluntary association of persons who organize themselves for the purpose of protecting a common… …   Law dictionary

  • vigilantism — ☆ vigilantism [vij΄ə lan′tiz΄əm, vij΄əlän′tiz΄əm; vij′ə lən tiz΄əm ] n. the lawless, violent methods, spirit, etc. of vigilantes vigilantist adj. * * * See vigilante. * * * …   Universalium

  • vigilantism — ☆ vigilantism [vij΄ə lan′tiz΄əm, vij΄əlän′tiz΄əm; vij′ə lən tiz΄əm ] n. the lawless, violent methods, spirit, etc. of vigilantes vigilantist adj …   English World dictionary

  • vigilantism — vigilante ► NOUN ▪ a member of a self appointed group of people who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority. DERIVATIVES vigilantism noun. ORIGIN from Spanish, vigilant …   English terms dictionary

  • vigilantism — noun the activities of a vigilante …   Wiktionary

  • vigilantism — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. taking the law into one s own hands, mob law, mob rule, lynchlaw, lynching …   English dictionary for students

  • vigilantism — n. actions and principles of a vigilance committee; characteristic behavior and attitudes of a vigilante …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vigilantism — vig·i·lan·tism …   English syllables

  • vigilantism — /vɪdʒəˈlæntɪzəm/ (say vijuh lantizuhm) noun the methods, practices and attitudes associated with vigilantes, such as intolerance, bigotry, racism, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • vigilantism — noun the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the laws (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑law enforcement …   Useful english dictionary

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