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vigilance (s) (noun), vigilances (pl)
1. A condition, or a process, of paying close and continuous attention by being observant, very careful, and alert to notice things; especially, of something that might be dangerous: The police arrested thirteen men as vigilance increased before the Olympic Games started.
2. Etymology: from Latin vigilantia, from vigilare, "to keep awake".
This entry is located in the following units: -ance, -ancy (page 14) vigi-, vig- (page 1)