Vi*cin"i*ty(v*sn"*t; 277), n. [L. vicinitas, from vicinus neighboring, near, from vicus a row of houses, a village; akin to Gr. o'i^kos a house, Skr. va a house, vi to enter, Goth. weihs town: cf. OF. vicinit. Cf. Diocese, Economy, Parish, Vicinage, Wick a village.]
1. The quality or state of being near, or not remote; nearness; propinquity; proximity; as, the value of the estate was increased by the
vicinity of two country seats.
A vicinity of disposition and relative tempers.Jer. Taylor.
2. That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood. "The vicinity of the sun."
Syn. -- Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood.
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