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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.
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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
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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.]
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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
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Translations

vigilance committee

nBürgerwehr f, → Selbstschutzkomitee nt
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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.
It became evident to him that if he did not go into politics at once, he would be hanged as an assassin and accordingly, and without a word to the women, he went down to the village public-house he had passed an hour before on his way to Edna, entered it from the rear, and confronted the little band of ambiguous roughs, who were drinking in the tap-room and discussing matrimony and Bill's affection in a facetious but envious manner, with a casually held but carefully reloaded revolver, and an invitation to join what he called, I regret to say, a "Vigilance Committee" under his direction.
Bill was perfunctorily buried, and Bert's Vigilance Committee
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.
HRCP strongly urges the provincial governments to ensure that the district vigilance committees set up to implement the 1992 Act are operational and able to execute their mandate effectively and consistently
The queries are related to implementation of vigilance committees act, curriculum reforms, loudspeaker act, countering hate speech and temporary residents act.
"Security plan for Eid be finalized in consultation with district vigilance committees and stakeholders," he told officers.
Rawalpindi -- The Vigilance Committees Act 2016 was promulgated in Punjab as part of the National Action Plan in order to arrest extremism in the province, however, the provincial government failed to effectively implement it at all levels in the province, said Director Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) Syed Kausar Abbas.
Besides, the Sindh college education department has constituted two Sindh secretariat vigilance committees to monitor the examination process.
In close coordination with each other they need to develop a plan to counter child sexual abuses at local level through Union Council-level Vigilance Committees. There are also laws for protection of children which needs to be implemented in letter and spirit.