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vitium ī, n

VI-, a fault, defect, blemish, imperfection, vice: vitium (appellant), cum partes corporis inter se dissident: corporis, O.: si nihil est in tecto vitii: si aedes conruerunt vitiumve fecerunt, have been damaged: vitio moriens sitit aëris herba, V.A defect in the auspices, unfavorable sign, impediment: divinare, quid in castris vitii obvenisset, L.: vitio navigare: comitiorum solum vitium est fulmen.—In coinage, base metal, alloy: ignis vitium metallis Excoquit, O.—Fig., a fault, defect, blemish: acutius vitia in dicente quam recta videre: Et illud mihi vitiumst maximum, my greatest fault, T.: animadverso vitio castrorum, i. e. the unfavorable situation, Cs.: milites conflictati et tempestatis et sentinae vitiis, the injurious effects, Cs.A moral fault, failing, error, offence, crime, vice: legibus proposita sunt supplicia vitiis: Virtus est vitium fugere, H.: ne sibi vitio verterent, quod abesset, i. e. blame him. —A crime against female chastity, violation: Quoi misere per vim vitium obtulerat, T.: vitium auctore redemit, O.

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