Significado de “vigilante” - Diccionario inglés

vigilante en inglés británico

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vigilantenoun [ C ]

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

a person who tries in an unofficial way to prevent crime, or to catch and punish someone who has committed a crime, especially because they do not think that official organizations, such as the police, are controlling crime effectively. Vigilantes usually join together to form groups.

vigilantism
noun [ U ] uk /ˌvɪdʒ.ɪˈlæn.tɪ.zəm/ us /ˌvɪdʒ.ɪˈlæn.t̬ɪ.zəm/

(Definición de vigilante de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

vigilante en inglés americano

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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

(Definición de vigilante de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)