Vigilante vs Safeguard - What's the difference?

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Vigilante is a related term of safeguard.


As nouns the difference between vigilante and safeguard

is that vigilante is a person who considers it their own responsibility to uphold the law in their neighborhood and often does so summarily and without legal jurisdiction while safeguard is something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.

As a verb safeguard is

to protect, to keep safe.

vigilante

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who considers it their own responsibility to uphold the law in their neighborhood and often does so summarily and without legal jurisdiction.
  • Derived terms

    * digilante

    Anagrams

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    safeguard

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
  • Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
  • One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
  • * Granville
  • Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
  • A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to protect, to keep safe
  • She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
  • to escort safely