Found 3 items, similar to Vice.
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n 1: moral weakness [syn: frailty
2: a specific form of evildoing; “vice offends the moral
standards of the community”
English → English
, 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
Withouten vice of syllable or letter. --Chaucer.
Mark the vice of the procedure. --Sir W.
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.
I do confess the vices of my blood. --Shak.
Ungoverned appetite . . . a brutish vice. --Milton.
When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
The post of honor is a private station. --Addison.
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
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.
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.
Syn: Crime; sin; iniquity; fault. See Crime
, a. [Cf. F. vice-. See Vice
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.
. [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
(b) A civil officer, in Great Britain, appointed by the lords
commissioners of the admiralty for exercising admiralty
jurisdiction within their respective districts.
, the office of a vice admiral.
, a court with admiralty jurisdiction,
established by authority of Parliament in British
possessions beyond the seas. --Abbott.
, an officer in court next in rank to the
lord chamberlain. [Eng.]
(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
(c) (R. C. Ch.) The cardinal at the head of the Roman
[cf. F. vice-consul], a subordinate officer,
authorized to exercise consular functions in some
particular part of a district controlled by a consul.
, one who acts in the place of a king; a viceroy.
[cf. F. vice-l['e]gat], a legate second in rank
to, or acting in place of, another legate.
, the office of vice president.
[cf. F. vice-pr['e]sident], an officer next
in rank below a president.
, n. [See Vise
1. (Mech.) A kind of instrument for holding work, as in
filing. Same as Vise
2. A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods,
for casements. [Written also vise
3. A gripe or grasp. [Obs.] --Shak.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Viced
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice. --Shak.
The coachman's hand was viced between his upper and
lower thigh. --De Quincey.
, prep. [L., abl. of vicis change, turn. See
In the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed
postmaster vice C. D. resigned.