EtymologyMiddle English vesinage, from Old French, from vesin, neighbouring, from Latin vīcīnus.
- 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.
- The people of a neighbourhood.
- The state of living in a neighbourhood; proximity.
- (Contemporary use in Law): the area where a crime was committed, a trial is being held, or the community from which jurors are drawn.
- defn English