vigilante noun definition in Solving crime topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

vigilante

 noun: Solving crime topic
a member of a group of people who try to prevent crime or punish criminals in their community, especially because they think the police are not doing this vigilantes patrolling the streets vigilante groups The neighbours have formed a vigilante group to keep a watch on the car park. Two vigilantes who took the law into their own hands were cleared yesterday of murder.

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