visé

[vee-zey, vee-zey]

Origin of visé

< French, past participle of viser to inspect, check; see visa
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British Dictionary definitions for visé

vise

noun, verb
  1. US a variant spelling of vice 2
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Word Origin and History for visé

vise

n.

c.1300, "device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult," from Old French vis, viz "screw," from Latin vitis "vine, tendril of a vine," literally "that which winds," from root of viere "to bind, twist" (see withy). The meaning "clamping tool with two jaws closed by a screw" is first recorded c.1500.

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