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vice

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Ideas are fatal to caste.
Edward M. Forster
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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vitium (fault or blemish).

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vice

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vice ({{{1}}})
  1. A bad habit.
    Smoking is a vice, not a virtue.
  2. (law) prostitution
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Etymology 2

From French vis (screw, winding stairs), from Old French vis, viz, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vitis (vine); probably akin to English withy.

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vice

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  1. A mechanical screw apparatus used for clamping or holding (also spelled vise).
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