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1. A combining form meaning “deputy”, used in the formation of compound words, usually titles of officials who serve in the absence of the official denoted by the base word; such as, viceroy, vice-chancellor, vice-chamberlain, vice-president or vice president, etc.
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".

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vice (s) (noun), vices (pl)
1. Behavior that is contrary to normally acceptable social norms: Mildred's vice was compulsive on-line gambling which resulted in a financial loss of the mortgage on her home.
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.

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vice, vise
vice (VIGHS) (noun)
1. Bad or immoral behavior or habits; wickedness: "His wife didn't know about his vice of gambling." 2. Minor or bad habit: "Smoking a cigarette twice a week was his primary vice."

"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."
vise (VIGHS) (noun)
A tool that is usually attached to a table and which has two flat parts that can be opened and closed by turning a handle or a lever to hold objects firmly in place so someone can work on them; such as, a piece of wood, metal, or other material: "He used his vise quite often for holding pieces of metal while he drilled holes in them and filed off the rough edges."

It is the business of a censor to acquaint us with vices we didn't know we had.

—Evan Esar

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.

(Latin: poetic medley, satire: the use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.)
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vice versa
The other way round; the change being turned.

The order or relation being reversed; in reverse order; conversely.