plural of vigilante
as in nemeses
one who inflicts punishment in return for an injury or offense the danger of these self-appointed vigilantes is that they sometimes go after innocent people

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“Vigilantes.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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