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.]
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   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.
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            A vicinity of disposition and relative tempers.
                                                  --Jer. Taylor.
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   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.
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   Syn: Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood.
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