Vigilante Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Vigilante, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Vigilante?

(n). A Vigilantee is an unauthorized person who conduct a trial on the accused persons with or without collecting evidences or ascertaining the truth and confer punishment to the accused considering the depth of crime involved. A Vigilantee is not legally authorized person to do such trials and order punishments. They get the authority from social status, knowledge, wealth, reputation, physical power etc.