Origin of vigilanceFrench from Classical Latin vigilantia
Vigilance is the state of constantly being watchful of potential dangers or threats.
An example of vigilance is when a security guard is always on alert, waiting and watching for something to happen.
- The citizens organized a " vigilance committee " and hanged many of the outlaws.
- This state of affairs did not escape the vigilance of Nebuchadrezzar.
- In the forcing-houses, from the variable state of the weather, considerable vigilance is required in giving air.
- Vigilance and extra hot fires will have to be kept up when the thermometer falls to 34° or 35° in the parlour or conservatory.
- An attempted attack on Antwerp was foiled by the vigilance of the Cardinal Infant.