- the people living in a particular neighborhood
Origin of vicinageMiddle English vesinage ; from Middle French visenage ; from veisin, near ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form vecinus, for Classical Latin vicinus: see vicinity
- a. A limited region around a particular area; a vicinity.b. A number of places situated near each other and considered as a group.
- The residents of a particular neighborhood.
- The state of living in a neighborhood; proximity.
Origin of vicinageMiddle English vesinage, from Old French, from vesin, neighboring, from Latin v&imacron;c&imacron;nus; see vicinity.
From Old French visnage, respelled to more closer match its Latin source vÄ«cÄ«nus (“neighbor").
vicinage - Legal Definition
The vicinity or neighborhood in which a criminal activity has been perpetrated, or in which a trial is being held; the community from which the jurors are being called.