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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vicinity \Vi*cin"i*ty\ (v[i^]*s[i^]n"[i^]*t[y^]; 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. v[=e][,c]a a house, vi[,c] to enter, Goth. weihs town: cf. OF. vicinit['e]. Cf. Diocese, Economy, Parish, Vicinage, Wick a village.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] A vicinity of disposition and relative tempers. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood. "The vicinity of the sun." --Bentley. [1913 Webster] Syn: Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood. [1913 Webster]