Vicinage meaning

vĭs'ə-nĭj
The residents of a particular neighborhood.
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The state of living in a neighborhood; proximity.
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The people living in a particular neighborhood.
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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.
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(now rare) The people of a neighbourhood.
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The state of living near something; proximity, closeness.
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(UK, US, law) The area where a crime was committed, a trial is being held, or the community from which jurors are drawn.
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Origin of vicinage

  • Middle English vesinage from Old French from vesin neighboring from Latin vīcīnus vicinity
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French visnage, respelled to more closer match its Latin source vÄ«cÄ«nus (“neighbor").
    From Wiktionary