/vuys/, n.
1. an immoral or evil habit or practice.
2. immoral conduct; depraved or degrading behavior: a life of vice.
3. sexual immorality, esp. prostitution.
4. a particular form of depravity.
5. a fault, defect, or shortcoming: a minor vice in his literary style.
6. a physical defect, flaw, or infirmity: a constitutional vice.
7. a bad habit, as in a horse.
8. (cap.) a character in the English morality plays, a personification of general vice or of a particular vice, serving as the buffoon.
[1250-1300; ME < AF, OF < L vitium a fault, defect, vice]
Syn. 1. See fault. 2. depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness, corruption. 5. blemish.
Ant. 1, 2. virtue.
/vuys/, n., v.t., viced, vicing.
/vuy"see, -seuh, vuys/, prep.
instead of; in the place of.
[1760-70; < L: instead of, abl. of vicis (gen.; not attested in nom.) interchange, alternation]

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