Vig"i*lant (?), a. [L. vigilans, -antis, p. pr. of vigilare to watch, fr. vigil awake: cf. F. vigilant. See Vigil.]

Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary.

"Be sober, be vigilant."

1 Pet. v. 8.

Sirs, take your places, and be vigilant. Shak.

 

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