Origin of vigilance
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1. alertness, attention, heedfulness, concern, care.
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- the fact, quality, or condition of being vigilant
- the abnormal state or condition of being unable to sleep
Word Origin and History for hypervigilance
1560s, from French vigilance, from Latin vigilantia "wakefulness," from vigilia (see vigil).
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