the region near or about a place; vicinity.
a particular neighborhood or district, or the people belonging to it.

Origin of vicinage

1275–1325; < Latin vīcīn(us) near (see vicinity) + -age; replacing Middle English vesinage < Middle French < Latin, as above Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun rare

the residents of a particular neighbourhood
a less common word for vicinity

Word Origin for vicinage

C14: from Old French vicenage, from vicin neighbouring, from Latin vīcīnus; see vicinity
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