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vicinage

[vis-uh-nij]
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noun
  1. the region near or about a place; vicinity.
  2. a particular neighborhood or district, or the people belonging to it.
  3. proximity.
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Origin of vicinage

1275–1325; < Latin vīcīn(us) near (see vicinity) + -age; replacing Middle English vesinage < Middle French < Latin, as above
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Related Words

partzonedistrictareaparishsectionsuburbstreetslumprecinctterritoryregionblockghettoenvironsneighborhoodproximitysectorcommunelocality

Examples from the Web for vicinage

Historical Examples

  • Beside, it is the vicinage of the most considerable gold-mines on all Borneo.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido

    Henry Keppel

  • Not so the vicinage of an open receptacle for the waste of human indigestion.

  • It is communicated from one person to another by vicinage or by contact.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion

  • These were to be of his vicinage, but not bound to him by the tie whether of blood or marriage.

  • He pioneered the ancestors of almost every family in this vicinage to this place.


British Dictionary definitions for vicinage

vicinage

noun rare
  1. the residents of a particular neighbourhood
  2. a less common word for vicinity
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Word Origin

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