Definition of vitium
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1.
LEM
vitium, vitiī
VI-
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a fault, defect, blemish, imperfection, vice
  2. a defect in the auspices, unfavorable sign, impediment
  3. [in coinage] base metal, alloy
  4. [figuratively] a fault, defect, blemish
  5. a moral fault, failing, error, offence, crime, vice
  6. a crime against female chastity, violation
Abbreviations
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 aeris 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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