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Noun: vigil  vi-jul
  1. A period of sleeplessness
  2. (religion) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
    - watch
  3. A purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
    - watch

Derived forms: vigils

Type of: religious rite, rite, surveillance, wakefulness

Encyclopedia: Vigil, Spain