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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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.
"At Phoenix Marketcity, we've always endeavoured to support the art, and this year, the theme of spring-summer has been brought to fruition in the form of Bloom City, a veritable bower of floral synchrony and artistic transcendence that has taken root within the vicinage of the mall.
shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed." (133) Second, the Sixth Amendment's Vicinage Clause further constrains which district may hold the trial by providing criminal defendants the right to a trial "by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed." (134) Together, these protections guarantee that a defendant will be prosecuted in the district where the crime was committed.
(57) William Blackstone, again, explained: "Common law required the juries to be brought from the vicinage; because they were supposed to know the facts[;] But ...
Once again, hogs, raccoons, opossums and coyotes all share the whitetail's passion for the fruit, so any hunter who places a stand in the vicinage of sweet oranges is entertained by a lot of wildlife.
All patients with adrenal gland mass, with mass other than AG, endocrine disorders which could cause AG hyperplasia, high levels of adrenocorticotrophic hormone, patients with any reason to complicate AG assessment on images, such as the ones with inadequate imaging technique or movement during imaging, and those in which lateral branch of the RAG were not observed clearly due to liver vicinage were excluded from the study.
Section B considers three major transformations within criminal adjudication: the allocation of law-finding and fact-finding authority; the duration and frequency of trials; and the jury's composition and vicinage. Together, these Sections demonstrate that shifts in criminal law and enforcement, along with (in some respects subsequent) adjudicative changes, created the space in which enforcement-finding organically took root.
Whatever the value of the Canadas, and of our other continental provinces in America may be, it is impossible for any one who looks back on the past--contemplates the present--and anticipates the future condition of them--not to regard their separation, at some time or other, from Great Britain, as an event of the most probable occurrence; and it is equally probable that the Islands in their immediate vicinage will share the same destiny with them.
It was this: Vicinage 6 Superior Court judge Peter F.