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 for Vice
From 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.
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     2. A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods,
        for casements. [Written also vise.]
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     3. A gripe or grasp. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           The coachman's hand was viced between his upper and
           lower thigh.                             --De Quincey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From 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
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              Withouten vice of syllable or letter. --Chaucer.
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              Mark the vice of the procedure.       --Sir W.
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     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.
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              I do confess the vices of my blood.   --Shak.
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              Ungoverned appetite . . . a brutish vice. --Milton.
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              When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
              The post of honor is a private station. --Addison.
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     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.
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     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.
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                 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.
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     Syn: Crime; sin; iniquity; fault. See Crime.
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From 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.
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     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.
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From 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.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: moral weakness [syn: frailty, vice]
      2: a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral
         standards of the community"

From 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,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         VersatIle Commodore Emulator

From 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. 

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