"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.
2. A tool with two jaws that can be closed with a lever or screw, used to hold an object immobile so a someone can work on it.
3. Etymology: "a device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult", from Old French vis, viz, "screw"; from Latin vitis, "vine, tendril of a vine"; literally, "that which winds"; from the base of viere, "to bind, to twist".