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NOUN (2)

1. moral weakness;
[syn: frailty, vice]

2. a specific form of evildoing;
- Example: "vice offends the moral standards of the community"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vice \Vice\, n. [See Vise.] 1. (Mech.) A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise. [1913 Webster] 2. A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements. [Written also vise.] [1913 Webster] 3. A gripe or grasp. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vice \Vice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Viced; p. pr. & vb. n. Vicing.] To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The coachman's hand was viced between his upper and lower thigh. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vice \Vi"ce\, prep. [L., abl. of vicis change, turn. See Vicarious.] In the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vice \Vice\ (v[imac]s), n. [F., from L. vitium.] 1. A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse. [1913 Webster] Withouten vice of syllable or letter. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Mark the vice of the procedure. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 2. A moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance. [1913 Webster] I do confess the vices of my blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Ungoverned appetite . . . a brutish vice. --Milton. [1913 Webster] When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, The post of honor is a private station. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. The buffoon of the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of Vice itself; -- called also Iniquity. [1913 Webster] Note: This character was grotesquely dressed in a cap with ass's ears, and was armed with a dagger of lath: one of his chief employments was to make sport with the Devil, leaping on his back, and belaboring him with the dagger of lath till he made him roar. The Devil, however, always carried him off in the end. --Nares. [1913 Webster] How like you the Vice in the play? . . . I would not give a rush for a Vice that has not a wooden dagger to snap at everybody. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Syn: Crime; sin; iniquity; fault. See Crime. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vice \Vice\, a. [Cf. F. vice-. See Vice, prep.] Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc. [1913 Webster] Vice admiral. [Cf. F. vice-amiral.] (a) An officer holding rank next below an admiral. By the existing laws, the rank of admiral and vice admiral in the United States Navy will cease at the death of the present incumbents. (b) A civil officer, in Great Britain, appointed by the lords commissioners of the admiralty for exercising admiralty jurisdiction within their respective districts. Vice admiralty, the office of a vice admiral. Vice-admiralty court, a court with admiralty jurisdiction, established by authority of Parliament in British possessions beyond the seas. --Abbott. Vice chamberlain, an officer in court next in rank to the lord chamberlain. [Eng.] Vice chancellor. (a) (Law) An officer next in rank to a chancellor. (b) An officer in a university, chosen to perform certain duties, as the conferring of degrees, in the absence of the chancellor. (c) (R. C. Ch.) The cardinal at the head of the Roman Chancery. Vice consul [cf. F. vice-consul], a subordinate officer, authorized to exercise consular functions in some particular part of a district controlled by a consul. Vice king, one who acts in the place of a king; a viceroy. Vice legate [cf. F. vice-l['e]gat], a legate second in rank to, or acting in place of, another legate. Vice presidency, the office of vice president. Vice president [cf. F. vice-pr['e]sident], an officer next in rank below a president. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vise \Vise\, n. [F. vis a screw, winding stairs, OF. vis, viz, fr. L. vitis a vine; probably akin to E. withy.] An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing. [Written also vice.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vice n 1: moral weakness [syn: frailty, vice] 2: a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "vice": advocate, alter ego, alternate, amicus curiae, as proxy for, as representing, attorney, backup, backup man, bad habit, badness, besetting sin, blemish, champion, corruption, crime, criminal tendency, criminality, criminosis, debasement, debauchery, decay, defect, deficiency, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, deputy, discourtesy, disorder, disorderliness, disorderly conduct, disruption, disruptiveness, dummy, evil, evil courses, evildoing, executive officer, exponent, failing, failure, fault, feloniousness, figurehead, flaw, foible, for, frailty, frowned-upon behavior, hooliganism, horseplay, ill, immorality, imperfection, impropriety, in behalf of, in lieu of, in place of, in preference to, indecency, infirmity, iniquity, lawbreaking, licentiousness, lieutenant, locum, locum tenens, malfeasance, malpractice, malversation, misbehavior, misconduct, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misprision, misprision of treason, moral flaw, naughtiness, nonsanctioned behavior, on behalf of, paranymph, perversion, pinch hitter, pleader, positive misprision, procurator, profligacy, proxy, replacing, representative, rot, roughhouse, rowdiness, rowdyism, ruffianism, second in command, secondary, shortcoming, sin, sinfulness, squalor, stand-in, substitute, surrogate, thou scarlet sin, transgression, unchastity, understudy, utility man, vandalism, venality, venial sin, vicar, vicar general, vicegerent, viciousness, villainy, weak point, weak side, weakness, wickedness, wrong, wrong conduct, wrongdoing
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

VICE VersatIle Commodore Emulator
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

VICE. A term used in the civil law and in Louisiana, by which is meant a defect in a thing; an imperfection. For example, epilepsy in a slave, roaring and crib-biting in a horse, are vices. Redhibitory vices are those for which the seller will be compelled to annul a sale, and take back the thing sold. Poth. Vente, 203; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 2498 to 2507; 1 Duv. n. 396.