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English definition of “vice ring”

vice ring

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]    
a group of people involved in immoral illegal activities, especially illegal sex or drugs: It's thought that the pornographic films are being distributed by an international vice ring.Sex offendersGangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
(Definition of vice ring noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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