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- v. to monitor, watch over, control
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Kind of like Batman with all the magic sucked out of it, but with enough gore and vigilate-friendly dialogue to make it into something people want to wear on a shirt.
Fratres, sobrii estote et vigilate, quoniam adversarius vester, diabolus, tamquam leo rugiens, circuit quaerens quem devoret; cui resistite forte in fides...
In the Welcome Back Frank storyline, The Punisher himself makes that distinction when he tells the vigilate Payback that he shot a cleaning woman by mistake while killing a CEO.
"Adest sponsus qui est Christus: vigilate, virgines."
All this law will achieve is the formation of vigilate groups attempting to find the offender (as has happened in the usa) The offender then disappears which prevents the probation service, police etc monitoring them.
Foreign business owners have formed vigilate groups in an attempt to bring thieves to justice.