neighborhood watch

a neighborhood surveillance program or group in which residents keep watch over one another's houses, patrol the streets, etc., in an attempt to prevent crime. Unabridged
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Main Entry:  neighborhood watch
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a local organization or program to discourage crime by relying on the vigilance of the residents
Main Entry:  neighborhood watch
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See crime watch's 21st Century Lexicon
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