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a. A limited region around a particular area; a vicinity.
b. A number of places situated near each other and considered as a group.
2. The residents of a particular neighborhood.
3. The state of living in a neighborhood; proximity.

[Middle English vesinage, from Old French, from vesin, neighboring, from Latin vīcīnus; see vicinity.]


1. the residents of a particular neighbourhood
2. a less common word for vicinity
[C14: from Old French vicenage, from vicin neighbouring, from Latin vīcīnus; see vicinity]


(ˈvɪs ə nɪdʒ)

1. the region near or about a place; vicinity.
2. a particular neighborhood or district, or the people belonging to it.
3. proximity.
[1275–1325; Middle English vesinage < Old French, =vesin near]
References in classic literature ?
Yes--just one of your tricks: not to send for a carriage, and come clattering over street and road like a common mortal, but to steal into the vicinage of your home along with twilight, just as if you were a dream or a shade.
That other reason was the fact that the morning's meet was near Batherley, the market-town where the unhappy woman lived, whose image became more odious to him every day; and to his thought the whole vicinage was haunted by her.
It terminates (the lane I mean) in a valley full of wood; which wood--chiefly oak and beech--spreads shadowy about the vicinage of a very old mansion, one of the Elizabethan structures, much larger, as well as more antique than Daisy Lane, the property and residence of an individual familiar both to me and to the reader.
For a discussion of how both the federal vicinage and venue provisions evolved, see Kershen, supra note 33.
The duty of the people to defy "innovations" was facilitated by the constitutional requirement of a trial by jury of one's peers in the vicinage (local community), who traditionally judged not only the facts but also the law when necessary.
See also Mike Macnair, Vicinage and the Antecedents of the Jury, 17 LAW & HIST.
McBreyer: "It is enough that the miners agree -- whether in public meeting or after due notice -- upon their local laws, and that these are recognized as the rules of the vicinage, unless some fraud be shown, or some other like cause for reje cting the laws.
The Catholic League undoubtedly reflected religious conscience, but at the same time, Carroll argues, it derived solidarity "by horizontal ties of kinship, vicinage, sociability and local patriotism.
A juror is entitled to draw on his own knowledge of the views of the average person in the community or vicinage from which he comes for making the required determination, just as he is entitled to draw on his knowledge of the propensities of a "reasonable" person in other areas of the law.
275) For example, the vicinage and district requirements of the Sixth Amendment do not sensibly apply to the states.
Referring to Provincetown, Freeman (1862:623) wrote: "Even now, if peradventure one [whale] occasionally shows itself within the range of the practised sight of a seaman, no objection is made to the vicinage of the game, and it is almost sure to be `brought to' by the unerring harpoon of the expert.
General Hurlbut, for example, rather naively remarked in March 1863 that "if the fugitives now lurking about Memphis could return to their homes in the city & vicinity & their former owners would receive them & and treat them kindly until the final determination of their status much of the misery and vice which infests the city & vicinage would be removed.