propinquity


pro·pin·qui·ty

noun \prə-ˈpiŋ-kwə-tē\

Definition of PROPINQUITY

1
:  nearness of blood :  kinship
2
:  nearness in place or time :  proximity

Examples of PROPINQUITY

  1. <local housing prices, thanks to the propinquity of an especially picturesque beach, are out of the reach of many would-be buyers>

Origin of PROPINQUITY

Middle English propinquite, from Latin propinquitat-, propinquitas kinship, proximity, from propinquus near, akin, from prope near — more at approach
First Known Use: 14th century

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