vicinage

[ vis-uh-nij ]
/ ˈvɪs ə nɪdʒ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. vichy,
  2. vichy government,
  3. vichy water,
  4. vichyite,
  5. vichyssoise,
  6. vicinal,
  7. vicinity,
  8. vicious,
  9. vicious circle,
  10. viciously

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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British Dictionary definitions for vicinage

vicinage

/ (ˈvɪsənɪdʒ) /

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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