US the methods, conduct, attitudes, etc, associated with vigilantes, esp militancy, bigotry, or suspiciousness
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How to use vigilantism in a sentence
Higher Israeli authorities are trying to suppress vigilantism.Israelis and Arabs Shaken by the Aftershock of Teen Murders | Miranda Frum | July 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But every now and then, online vigilantism precipitates civic justice.
And people might think twice about Zimmerman-style vigilantism in the future, she said.
Leah Parsons issued a statement discouraging vigilantism too.
Others call it a story of revenge, of a new brand of online vigilantism that requires no evidence, no attorneys, judge, or jury.Steubenville Rape Case Splits Town Between Big Red and Guy Fawkes | Winston Ross | January 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST