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English definition of “vigilante”


noun [C]     /ˌvɪdʒɪˈlænti/
a member of a group of people who try to catch criminals and punish them without having any legal authorityPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingThe police generally
(Definition of vigilante noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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