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[vahys] /vaɪs/
noun, verb (used with object), viced, vicing.
1.
vise.
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British Dictionary definitions for viced

vice1

/vaɪs/
noun
1.
an immoral, wicked, or evil habit, action, or trait
2.
habitual or frequent indulgence in pernicious, immoral, or degrading practices
3.
a specific form of pernicious conduct, esp prostitution or sexual perversion
4.
a failing or imperfection in character, conduct, etc: smoking is his only vice
5.
(pathol, obsolete) any physical defect or imperfection
6.
a bad trick or disposition, as of horses, dogs, etc
Derived Forms
viceless, adjective
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin vitium a defect

vice2

/vaɪs/
noun
1.
an appliance for holding an object while work is done upon it, usually having a pair of jaws
verb
2.
(transitive) to grip (something) with or as if with a vice
Derived Forms
vicelike, (US) viselike, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Old French vis a screw, from Latin vītis vine, plant with spiralling tendrils (hence the later meaning)

vice3

/vaɪs/
adjective
1.
  1. (prenominal) serving in the place of or as a deputy for
  2. (in combination): viceroy
noun
2.
(informal) a person who serves as a deputy to another
Word Origin
C18: from Latin vice, from vicis interchange

vice4

/ˈvaɪsɪ/
preposition
1.
instead of; as a substitute for
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, ablative of vicis change

Vice

/vaɪs/
noun
1.
(in English morality plays) a character personifying a particular vice or vice in general
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Word Origin and History for viced

vice

n.

"moral fault, wickedness," c.1300, from Old French vice, from Latin vitium "defect, offense, blemish, imperfection," in both physical and moral senses (cf. Italian vezzo "usage, entertainment").

Horace and Aristotle have already spoken to us about the virtues of their forefathers and the vices of their own times, and through the centuries, authors have talked the same way. If all this were true, we would be bears today. [Montesquieu]
Vice squad is attested from 1905. Vice anglais "corporal punishment," literally "the English vice," is attested from 1942, from French.

"tool for holding," see vise.

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