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vice

1
Pathol obsolete any physical defect or imperfection

vice

2 (US (often)), vise
an appliance for holding an object while work is done upon it, usually having a pair of jaws

vis, vice, vise

A spiral staircase generally of stone, whose steps wind around a central shaft or newel; a screw stair.
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The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
The surrounding powers impose an absolute necessity of union to a certain degree, at the same time that they nourish by their intrigues the constitutional vices which keep the republic in some degree always at their mercy.
The true patriots have long bewailed the fatal tendency of these vices, and have made no less than four regular experiments by EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLIES, convened for the special purpose, to apply a remedy.
Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Brown Harris Stevens.
Past: CalCPA Board of Directors, vice chair; CalCPA Dues Task Force, chair; San Jose Chapter, president, vice president; San Jose Chapter Real Estate & Credit Grantors Committee, chair; California CPA Education Foundation Board of Trustees, president, vice president, treasurer.
8] This climate, in which Americans feared the impact of corporate centralization and perceived a cooperative complicity among economic interests, was the context for urban reformers' concern that ruthless profit-mongers had extended their control to yet another business: "commercialized vice.
Rick Greene becomes D&PL's vice president of business development.
Troy, Michigan, has appointed Thomas Bardsley vice president of finance and Bruce M.
Broatch executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Gary Wentworth was named vice president of research and development for C.
Evans to the post of vice president of operations for Northern California, which includes 18 assisted living communities.