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vigilance committee


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A volunteer group of citizens that without authority assumes powers such as pursuing and punishing those suspected of lawbreaking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a volunteer committee to maintain order where an efficient legal system does not exist


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