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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vice  \Vice\,  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.  Jonson 
  Syn:  Crime;  sin;  iniquity;  fault.  See  {Crime}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vice  \Vice\,  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vice  \Vice\,  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vice  \Vi"ce\,  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  {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 
  {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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  moral  weakness  [syn:  {frailty}] 
  2:  a  specific  form  of  evildoing;  "vice  offends  the  moral 
  standards  of  the  community" 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  VersatIle  Commodore  Emulator 

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