vice ( vices plural )
1 n-count A vice is a habit which is regarded as a weakness in someone's character, but not usually as a serious fault.
Intellectual pretension was never one of his vices.
2 n-uncount Vice refers to criminal activities, especially those connected with pornography or prostitution.
He said those responsible for offences connected with vice, gaming and drugs should be deported on conviction.
3 n-count A vice is a tool with a pair of parts that hold an object tightly while you do work on it. (BRIT) in AM, use vise
Vice- is used before a rank or title to indicate that someone is next in importance to the person who holds the rank or title mentioned. prefix
...America's vice-president..., Tim Munton becomes the new vice-captain.
vice-chancellor ( vice-chancellors plural )
1 n-count In a British university, the vice-chancellor is the person in charge of academic and administrative matters.
2 n-count In an American university, the vice-chancellor is the person next in rank below the chancellor, who acts as the chancellor's deputy or substitute.
vice squad ( vice squads plural ) Thevice squad is the section of a police force that deals with crime relating to pornography, prostitution, and gambling. n-count usu the N in sing, N n
...ten vice-squad officers.
Vice versa is used to indicate that the reverse of what you have said is true. For example `women may bring their husbands with them, and vice versa' means that men may also bring their wives with them.
vice versa phrase usu and/or/not PHR
Teachers qualified to teach in England are not accepted in Scotland and vice versa.