- vigil mass,
- vigilance committee,
Origin of vigilante
Examples from the Web for vigilante
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.
Word Origin for vigilante
"member of a vigilance committee," 1856, American English, from Spanish vigilante, literally "watchman," from Latin vigilantem (see vigilance). Vigilant man in same sense is attested from 1824 in a Missouri context. Vigilance committees kept informal rough order on the frontier or in other places where official authority was imperfect.