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vicinage

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noun vic·i·nage \ˈvi-sə-nij, ˈvis-nij\

Definition of vicinage

  1. :  a neighboring or surrounding district :  vicinity



Examples of vicinage in a sentence

  1. <potential jurors were to be drawn from the vicinage in which the crime occurred>



Origin of vicinage

Middle English vesinage, from Anglo-French veisinage, from neighboring, from Vulgar Latin *vecinus, alteration of Latin vicinus


First Known Use: 14th century


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vicinage

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noun vic·i·nage \ˈvis-ən-ij\

Legal Definition of vicinage

  1. :  a particular vicinity or district: as a :  the district in which a crime takes place and from which the accused is entitled to have an impartial jury selected as required by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution b in the civil law of Louisiana :  the neighborhood in which one is obligated not to cause material injury to others (as by a nuisance) in the free exercise of rights of ownership in immovable property <these obligations of vicinage are legal servitudes imposed on the owner of property — Rodrigue v. Copeland, 475 So. 2d 1071 (1985)>



Origin of vicinage

Anglo-French veisinage neighborhood, from veisin neighboring, from Old French, from Latin vicinus


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