vigilantism


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vig·i·lan·te

 (vĭj′ə-lăn′tē)
n.
A person who is not a member of law enforcement but who pursues and punishes persons suspected of lawbreaking.

[Spanish, watchman, vigilante, from Latin vigilāns, vigilant-, present participle of vigilāre, to be watchful, from vigil, watchful; see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

vig′i·lan′tism (-lăn′tĭz-əm), vig′i·lan′te·ism (-tē-ĭz′əm) n.

vigilantism

(ˌvɪdʒɪˈlænˌtɪzəm)
n
US the methods, conduct, attitudes, etc, associated with vigilantes, esp militancy, bigotry, or suspiciousness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vigilantism - the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the lawsvigilantism - the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the laws
law enforcement - ensuring obedience to the laws
Translations

vigilantism

[ˌvɪdʒɪˈlæntɪzəm] Nvigilancia f callejera

vigilantism

nBürgerwehraktionen pl
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Gordon intersperses this narrative with exhaustive chapters on the role of King Copper and Mexican migration, the abuse of Mexican workers and labor unrest, female authority in home and family, and the development of Western vigilantism, all of which provide an illuminating backdrop to this remarkable tale.
But, those taking part in the vigil said they did not want to "resort to vigilantism" and they settled for a silent show of solidarity on the seafront.
The problem is that everyone has an opinion on what vigilantism is, but no one has taken the trouble to define it.
David Gunn in Pensacola, Florida, was nurtured and countenanced by an anti-choice movement in the thrall of theological extremism and paramilitary vigilantism, a movement that gave Salvi's rage context and purpose (see Kio Stark, "Call It Pro-Death," August 22/29, 1994).
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Indeed, the draft Vigilantism and Related Offences Bill, 2019 (as published widely by the media), which was submitted to Parliament and has since been passed, defines a vigilante group as 'a group of two or more persons, acting in concert with the aim of enforcing law and order without authority except as provided in article 3 of the Constitution or any other enactment.' It also defines vigilantism to mean 'the act of enforcing law and order without authority except as provided in article 3 of the Constitution or any other enactment.
In the last year's event, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat talked about various issues including cow vigilantism and terror situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
They said special attention should be paid to growing intolerance, vigilantism and impunity against weaker groups in the society.
The top court by its July 17 judgment had recommended to Parliament to create a separate offence for lynching and provide adequate punishment for the same as a special law would instil a sense of fear for law among the people involved in vigilantism and lynching.
New Delhi: India's Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday said violence in the name of cow vigilantism was not acceptable and it was for the various states to prevent such incidents in the country.
The rising culture of Dharna politics, extreme vigilantism, petty squabbling among the politicians, to name just few, could undermine the nascent democratic cosmos in the nation.
They discuss the who and why of vigilantism, the dangers of vigilantism even when it is moral, the subversions and perversions of shadow vigilantism, and the vigilante echo.