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Origin of vigilante
OTHER WORDS FROM vigilantevig·i·lan·te·ism, vig·i·lan·tism [vij-uh-lan-tiz-uhm, vij-uh-luhn-tiz-uhm], /ˌvɪdʒ əˈlæn tɪz əm, ˈvɪdʒ ə lənˌtɪz əm/, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vigilantevigilant, vigilante
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Example sentences from the Web for vigilante
In Oregon, fears about “antifa” are emboldening militia groups and others to set up identity checkpoints, and some of these vigilantes are using Facebook and Twitter as infrastructure to track those who they deem suspicious.Thank you for posting: Smoking’s lessons for regulating social media|Bobbie Johnson|October 5, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Although military officers continue to express formal commitment to keeping the military nonpoliticized, such actions, if taken, may result in a violent backlash by left-wing vigilantes.Election Violence In November? Here’s What The Research Says|LGBTQ-Editor|October 2, 2020|No Straight News
Yardeni coined the term “bond vigilantes” in the early 1980s.America’s $20 trillion debt is getting cheaper as it grows|McKenna Moore|September 12, 2020|Fortune
Social-media companies need to work actively to prevent militias and vigilante groups from staging these armed standoffs.How an overload of riot porn is driving conflict in the streets|Bobbie Johnson|September 3, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The ensuing free speech fight unleashed water-hose crowd control, vicious vigilantes and an abusive police chief.‘Keep Your Mouth Shut’: Why San Diego Banned ‘Seditious’ Talk in 1918|Randy Dotinga|August 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The lawless law enforcement in eastern Ukraine exists somewhere between Soviet rule and vigilante justice.
And lefties are hailing him as a Batman-like vigilante for taking down a Fox News superfan.Meet Your New ‘Hot Mugshot Guy’: Sean Kory, Fox News’ Public Enemy No. 1|Marlow Stern|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will California nominate a vigilante, busted boarding an airplane with a loaded gun, as the Republican alternative for Governor?Inside California's Crazy Race To Be The GOP Gubernatorial Candidate|Olivia Nuzzi|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A growing sex abuse scandal at the Ivy League institution has taken a vigilante turn.Someone Is Writing Lists of ‘Rapists’ on Columbia’s Walls|Olivia Nuzzi|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rarely do we see justice, vigilante or otherwise, dispensed in real time with such clean results.
Not to question had become a Vigilante principle; and not to appear too curious, another.Virginia of Elk Creek Valley|Mary Ellen Chase
Thursday morning carpenters were seen at work on the Vigilante building.
That afternoon three men shouldered into Babbitt's office with the air of a Vigilante committee in frontier days.Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
In the upper front room of Vigilante headquarters sat the tribunal upon whose decision Cora's fate would rest.
Former Marshal Doane of Vigilante fame was chosen as chief of police.