vigilante
noun Etymology: Spanish, watchman, guard, from vigilante vigilant, from Latin vigilant-, vigilans Date: 1856 a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as inadequate); broadly a self-appointed doer of justice • vigilantism noun

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  • Vigilante — Entwickler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vigilante — Someone who takes the law into his or her own hands by seizing someone and attempting to convict and punish the supposed criminal. Category: Criminal Law Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill …   Law dictionary

  • vigilante — member of a vigilance committee, 1856, Amer.Eng., from Sp. vigilante, lit. watchman, from L. vigilantem (see VIGILANCE (Cf. vigilance)). Vigilant man in same sense is attested from 1824 in a Missouri context. Vigilance committees kept informal… …   Etymology dictionary

  • vigilante — (Del lat. vigĭlans, antis). 1. adj. Que vigila. 2. Que vela o está despierto. 3. com. Persona encargada de velar por algo. 4. Agente de Policía. vigilante jurado. m. Persona contratada para guardar y proteger los bienes privados …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • vigilante — adj. 2 g. 1. Que vigia ou está com atenção. = ATENTO, CAUTELOSO, DILIGENTE • s. 2 g. 2. Pessoa que vigia.   ‣ Etimologia: latim vigilans, antis …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 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

  • vigilante — ☆ vigilante [vij΄ə lan′tē, vij΄əlän′tē ] n. [Sp, watchman, orig., vigilant] 1. a member of a vigilance committee 2. any individual who acts outside of legal authority, often violently, to punish or avenge a crime, right a perceived wrong, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Vigilante — A vigilante is a person who ignores due process of law and enacts their own form of justice in response to a perception of insufficient response by the authorities. Several groups and individuals have been labeled as vigilantes by various… …   Wikipedia

  • Vigilante — La palabra vigilante puede referirse a: Vigilante, videojuego de 1988. North American A 5 Vigilante, un avión bombardero de Estados Unidos. El vigilante, novela de Robert Crais publicada en 2007. Vigilante Alumno, suboficial de la Gendarmería de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vigilante — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Vigilante peut désigner : Vigilante, un jeu vidéo d arcade ; Vigilante, l anglicisme signifiant auto justice ; North American A 5 Vigilante …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vigilante — ► adjetivo 1 Que vigila. 2 Que está en vela o despierto. SINÓNIMO velador ► sustantivo masculino femenino 3 Persona encargada de vigilar algo: ■ vigilante nocturno. SINÓNIMO guarda FRASEOLOGÍA …   Enciclopedia Universal

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