vigilance committee


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vigilance committee

n.
A volunteer group of citizens that without authority assumes powers such as pursuing and punishing those suspected of lawbreaking.

vigilance committee

n
(in the US) a self-appointed body of citizens organized to maintain order, punish crime, etc, where an efficient system of courts does not exist

vig′ilance commit`tee


n.
an unauthorized group of citizens organized to maintain order and mete out punishment in the absence of a regular court.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vigilance committee - a volunteer committee to maintain order where an efficient legal system does not existvigilance committee - a volunteer committee to maintain order where an efficient legal system does not exist
citizens committee, committee - a self-constituted organization to promote something
Translations

vigilance committee

nBürgerwehr f, → Selbstschutzkomitee nt
References in classic literature ?
The vigilance committee went out of existence without the formality of a resolution.
This enabled Mattingly and Maryland Joe to cut down the body of a man hanged by the Vigilance Committee a few hours before on the regular trail, and to remonstrate with the committee on the incompatibility of such exhibitions with a maidenly worship of nature.
Here there are robbers, here vigilance committees, and here guerilla bands ruling patches of exhausted territory, strange federations and brotherhoods form and dissolve, and religious fanaticisms begotten of despair gleam in famine-bright eyes.
He said that vigilance committee has also been activated which will keep an eye on the illegal carts and parking of private vehicles in the hospital premises.
Chairing a meeting of District Vigilance Committee, he maintained that education for the children of brick kiln workers should have been given special attention.
Assistant Labour Director Zubair Hassan said this a briefing to the district vigilance committee for bonded labour on Wednesday.
Tenders are invited for Mutam construction work in dantiwada as per direction of vigilance committee
Muhammad Ajmal Khan, vigilance committee comprising college and varsity professors has been constituted to visit different centers while the controller of examinations will also pay random visits at the centers in order to ensure transparency.
CDGI is a proud Manufacturer Member of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) which enforces the highest ethical standards and behavior within the International Diamond Trade - The JVC insures the integrity of the Trade and professionalism of the Trade.
According to the press release, the signatory organisations decided to set up a vigilance committee to follow up this dramatic situation and to develop advocacy action in EU countries, competent international organisations, Arab Union, democratic forces in Libya and Tunisian authorities to adopt a governance based on the migrants' rights in the Mediterranean.
DC directed the ACs to make sure presence of villages secretaries as guide and the village's nazims as host to facilitate the senses teams at their respective villages and asked the officers to play their role as vigilance committee members so as to make this national drive successful.
Dr Sudhir Gupta had made an elaborate complaint to the Central Vigilance Committee (CVC), the nodal agency under the Whistleblower Protection Act; the complaint was regarding the influencing of the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar case by two senior ministers of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime.