Definitions for vice-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an immoral or evil habit or practice.

  2. immoral conduct; depraved behavior.

  3. sexual immorality, esp. prostitution.

  4. a personal shortcoming; foible.

  5. a fault, defect, or flaw.

  6. a physical defect or infirmity.

  7. a bad habit, as in a horse.

* Syn: See fault.

Origin of vice:

1250–1300; ME < AF, OF < L vitium a fault, defect, vice

vicevaɪs(n.; v.t.)viced, vic•ing.

  1. Ref: vise 1

vi•ceˈvaɪ si, -sə, vaɪs(prep.)

  1. instead of; in the place of.

Origin of vice:

1760–70; < L: abl. of vicis (gen.; not attested in nom.) interchange, alternation


  1. a combining form meaning “deputy,” used esp. in the titles of officials who serve in the absence of the official denoted by the base word:

    viceroy; vice-chancellor; vice-chairman.

    Category: Affix

Origin of vice-:

ME 蠐 L vicevice3


  1. vice-(Prefix)

    Someone who takes the place of someone else; a deputy.

Translations for vice-

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


second in rank and acting as deputy for

the Vice-President; the vice-chairman.

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