vicinage


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vic·i·nage

 (vĭs′ə-nĭj)
n.
1.
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.]

vicinage

(ˈvɪsənɪdʒ)
n
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]

vic•i•nage

(ˈvɪs ə nɪdʒ)

n.
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.
Macnair, Vicinage and the Antecedents of the Jury, 17 LAW & HIST.
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.
See Debates of the Virginia Convention (June 20, 1788), in The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, supra note 22, at 1412, 1418 (James Madison noting that jury in the vicinage might not be possible as when a whole district was in rebellion and noting that there had been "greater deviations" from trial by jury in America since independence as compared to England).
The First Continental Congress a decade later echoed the same view: 'the respective colonies are entitled to the common law of England, and more especially to the great and inestimable privilege of being tried by their peers of the vicinage, according to the law course of that law.
Their information is on oath, is public, it is in the vicinage of the party charged, & can be at once refuted.