• IPA: /ˈvɪdʒɪlɪns/
  • (weak vowel) IPA: /ˈvɪdʒɪləns/

vigilance (uncountable)

  1. Alert watchfulness.
  2. Close and continuous attention.
    • 1837 March 4, Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address
      But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.
  3. (obsolete) A guard; a person set to watch.
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