Origin of vigilante
Related formsvig·i·lan·te·ism, vig·i·lan·tism [vij-uh-lan-tiz-uh m, vij-uh-luh n-tiz-uh m] /ˌvɪdʒ əˈlæn tɪz əm, ˈvɪdʒ ə lənˌtɪz əm/, noun
Can be confusedvigilant vigilante
Examples from the Web for vigilantism
And people might think twice about Zimmerman-style vigilantism in the future, she said.
But it was never a place where vigilantism ensured arbitrary enforcement of codes of behavior.Shirin Tahir-Kheli: Pakistan Is Everybody’s Problem|Shirin Tahir-Kheli|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They're concerned about Jones' tactics, Tangen explains, because he flirts with vigilantism and seems to court the media.