Vi*cin"i*ty [L. vicinitas, from vicinus neighboring, near, from vicus a row of houses, a village; akin to Gr. a house, Skr. va a house, vi to enter, Goth. weihs town: cf. OF. vicinit'e. Cf. Diocese, Economy, Parish, Vicinage, Wick a village.]

1.

The quality or state of being near, or not remote; nearness; propinquity; proximity; as, the value of the estate was increased by the vicinity of two country seats.

A vicinity of disposition and relative tempers. Jer. Taylor.

2.

That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood.

"The vicinity of the sun."

Bentley.

Syn. -- Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood.

 

© Webster 1913.

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