Definition of vigilance committee in English:

vigilance committee

Line breaks: vigi|lance com¦mit|tee

noun

US
  • A group of vigilantes.
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    • But the vigilance committee inside me is prepared.
    • This is precisely what occurred in Socorro, New Mexico during the 1880s, when an Anglo vigilance committee arose in opposition to the predominantly Mexican legal authorities.
    • When the vigilance committee threatened him with death, he retreated to a nearby settlement, Centerville, where the sheriff supplied his group with rifles, raising the specter of a clash of arms.

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