vicinage
noun Etymology: Middle English vesinage, from Anglo-French veisinage, from neighboring, from Vulgar Latin *vecinus, alteration of Latin vicinus Date: 14th century a neighboring or surrounding district ; vicinity

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  • Vicinage — Vic i*nage (?; 48), n. [OF. veisinage, F. voisinage, from OF. veisin, F. voisin, neighboring, a neighbor, L. vicunus. See {Vicinity}.] The place or places adjoining or near; neighborhood; vicinity; as, a jury must be of the vicinage. To summon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vicinage — vic·i·nage / vis ən ij/ n [Anglo French veisinage neighborhood, from veisin neighboring, from Old French, from Latin vicinus]: a particular vicinity or district: as a: the district in which a crime takes place and from which the accused is… …   Law dictionary

  • vicinage — [vis′ə nij΄] n. [ME vesinage < MFr visenage < veisin, near < VL * vecinus, for L vicinus: see VICINITY] 1. VICINITY 2. the people living in a particular neighborhood …   English World dictionary

  • vicinage — noun /ˈvɪsɪnɪdʒ/ a) A surrounding district; a neighbourhood. It was as still as a church on a week day: the pattering rain on the forest leaves was the only sound audible in its vicinage. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, c1850. b) The people of a… …   Wiktionary

  • vicinage — /vlsanaj/ Neighborhood; near dwelling; vicinity. In modern usage, it means the county or particular area where a trial is had, a crime committed, etc. At common law, accused had the right to be tried by jury of the neighborhood or vicinage, which …   Black's law dictionary

  • vicinage — The area surrounding a particular place, especially the place where the cause of action is alleged to have arisen or where a crime is alleged to have been committed. 56 Am J1st Ven § 2. The neighborhood or vicinity. 31 Am J Rev ed Jury § 6. The… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • vicinage — /vis euh nij/, n. 1. the region near or about a place; vicinity. 2. a particular neighborhood or district, or the people belonging to it. 3. proximity. [1275 1325; < L vicin(us) near (see VICINITY) + AGE; r. ME vesinage < MF < L, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • vicinage — vic·i·nage || vɪsnɪdÊ’ / sɪn n. area; proximity; neighborhood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vicinage — [ vɪsɪnɪdʒ] noun chiefly N. Amer. another term for vicinity. Origin ME: from OFr. vis(e)nage, from an alt. of L. vicinus neighbour …   English new terms dictionary

  • vicinage — n. Neighborhood, vicinity …   New dictionary of synonyms

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