vicinage

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

Definition of vicinage

: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 and Etymology of vicinage

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

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vicinage

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noun vic·i·nage \ ˈvis-ᵊn-ij \

legal Definition of vicinage

: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 and Etymology of vicinage

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


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