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Vigilantism

Origins, Examples, Ideologies Of Vigilante Groups, Contemporary Vigilantism, Bibliography

The term vigilante, of Spanish origin, means "watchman" or "guard." Its Latin root is vigil, for "awake" or "observant." Vigilantes have also been known as "slickers," "stranglers," "mobs," and "committees of safety."

ANDREW KARMEN

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