GRE Word List

VIGILANTE

a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as inadequate)

The meaning of the word vigilante is a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as inadequate).

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