Propinquity
Propinquity Pro*pin"qui*ty, n. [L. propinquitas, from propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near.] [1913 Webster] 1. Nearness in place; neighborhood; proximity. [1913 Webster]

2. Nearness in time. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

3. Nearness of blood; kindred; affinity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • propinquity — late 14c., from O.Fr. propinquite (mid 13c.), from L. propinquitatem (nom. propinquitas) nearness, vicinity, from propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near (enlarged from PIE root *pro before; see PRO (Cf. pro )) + suffix inquus. Nothin …   Etymology dictionary

  • propinquity — I (kinship) noun affiliation, affinity, agnation, alliance, association, bond, close association, cognation, common ancestry, connection, consanguinity, family connection, filiation, kindred, link, nearness of blood, nearness of relation,… …   Law dictionary

  • propinquity — *proximity Analogous words: closeness, nearness (see corresponding adjectives at CLOSE): relatedness or relationship, kindredness or kindred (see corresponding adjectives at RELATED) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • propinquity — ► NOUN 1) nearness in time or space. 2) technical close kinship. ORIGIN Latin propinquitas, from propinquus near …   English terms dictionary

  • propinquity — [prō piŋ′kwə tē, prōpin′kwə tē] n. [ME propinquite < MFr < L propinquitas < propinquus, near < prope, near] 1. nearness in time or place 2. nearness of relationship; kinship …   English World dictionary

  • Propinquity — The sense of the word propinquity as given here is a specialised one. For a more general definition of the word, see in the Wiktionary. In social psychology, propinquity (from Latin propinquitas , nearness) is one of the main factors leading to… …   Wikipedia

  • propinquity — noun /prəˈpɪŋkwɪti/ a) Nearness or proximity. Some experimental spirits could not resist the diversion of throwing Varick and his former wife together, and there were those who thought he found a zest in the propinquity. b) Affiliation or… …   Wiktionary

  • propinquity — n. (formal) propinquity to * * * [prə pɪŋkwɪtɪ] (formal) propinquity to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • propinquity — noun Etymology: Middle English propinquite, from Latin propinquitat , propinquitas kinship, proximity, from propinquus near, akin, from prope near more at approach Date: 14th century 1. nearness of blood ; kinship 2. nearness in place or time ;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • propinquity — /proh ping kwi tee/, n. 1. nearness in place; proximity. 2. nearness of relation; kinship. 3. affinity of nature; similarity. 4. nearness in time. [1350 1400; ME propinquite < L propinquitas nearness, equiv. to propinqu(us) near (prop(e) near… …   Universalium

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