Prox*im"i*ty (?), n. [L. proximitas: cf. F. proximit'e See Proximate, and cf. Propinquity, Approach.]
The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance.
If he plead proximity of blood
That empty title is with ease withstood.
© Webster 1913.