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 History of this Word

"vice" is from "vice" (in place of) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"vice-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "in place of" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

vice- illustration His unscrupulous nature saw him ascend to the position of Viceroy of the Trade Federation.
vice- illustration In the speculations upon the Presidency we hope the Vice-Presidency will not be forgotten.