2. Someone who acts in the place of another, or is second in authority or command.
3. From Latin meaning: "change, succession, position, place".
Used in the sense of "anyone who is a deputy of or a stand-in for the person named by the combining root".
2. A minor bad and uncontrollable habit: Steve admitted that eating too much was his vice.
3. Criminal activities that can involve sex or drugs or both of them: Bert was arrested by the police who were dealing with such vices as narcotics.
A reporter was investigating a vice in which prostitutes were parked in campers on some streets of the town to entice or to lure customers to come and to visit them.
"More and more, we are faced with the vice of greed in so many aspects of private and social existence."3. Criminal activities that involve sex and drugs: "So many countries are being over whelmed with the crimes of vice which are increasing more and more."
It is the business of a censor to acquaint us with vices we didn't know we had.
The vice squad of the local police force was confident that they had caught the gang members who used a special vise to break into a store.
The order or relation being reversed; in reverse order; conversely.