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Individual who decides to take the law into his or her own hands. Usually due to incompetence by autority or individuals who can't deal with the issue.
A vigilante decided to kill the leaders of two dangerous gangs so the neighborhood is safer for children.
by Brian April 13, 2005
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An outlaw who punishes lawbreakers personally and illegally instead or relying on the inadequate law enforcers of society.
A vigilante could be either a robin hood-ish rescuer of the weak and destitute, a suspect-zero-ish killer of other killers, or a borderline insane killer of "bad people" (se7en).
They say Batman is nothing more than a vigilante. I say, what's so bad about that? Gotham's never felt so safe.
by D-Vo January 21, 2006
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The one who will mend what has fallen apart when the laws of man have become obsolete with bloated bureaucracy and only serve the rich and powerful.
He used the ground and powdered bones of the rich as mortar for the bricks that built housing for the poor. What a vigilante.
by The Messenger April 15, 2005
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Someone like The Coon or Mysterion who takes crime into their own hands because the legal force is not doing an adequate job.
If you ask me, there's no room in this world for vigilantes. I believe The Coon is a menace.
by Myserion February 19, 2014
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An individual(who without legal authority) takes the law into their own hands in order to suppress criminal activity with violent tactics
This vigilante act is capitalizing on ceasing crimes faster that the police.
by The real Jester August 05, 2016
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lawlerstalker! in the trees!
Vigilante is such a stalker, did you see him in the trees with those binoculars?
by august April 05, 2005
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