Definition of vicinage in English:

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vicinage

Pronunciation: /ˈvisənij/

noun

chiefly US
Another term for vicinity.
Example sentences
  • Petty jurors too needed to come from the vicinage of the crime and be ‘neighbours’ of the parties.
  • To fulfill the vicinage provision, jurors would have to be from the portion of the park in Idaho, since naturally no other parts of the state are in Wyoming's judicial district.
  • However, the state is divided into three vicinages, with designated counties for each vicinage, as follows.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French vis(e)nage, from an alteration of Latin vicinus 'neighbor'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: vic·i·nage

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