vigilance committee

noun

Definition of vigilance committee

: a committee of vigilantes

Examples of vigilance committee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lachenais was arrested and secured in the local calaboose, but a vigilance committee descended upon the jail and tore Lachenais out of his cell. Yxta Maya Murray, Longreads, "Fire/Flood: A Southern California Pastoral," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of vigilance committee

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Vigilance committee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vigilance%20committee. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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