Meaning of “vigilante” in the English Dictionary

"vigilante" in British English

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vigilantenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌvɪdʒ.ɪˈlæn.ti/ us /ˌvɪdʒ.əˈlæn.t̬i/

(Definition of “vigilante” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vigilante" in American English

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vigilantenoun [ C ]

us /ˌvɪdʒ·əˈlæn·ti/

a person who forces obedience to the law without legal authority to do so, or a member of a group that decides to force obedience to the law without official authority

(Definition of “vigilante” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)