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Vi*cin"i*ty (vĭ*sĭn"ĭ*tӗ; 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&ē;ça a house, viç to enter, Goth. weihs town: cf. OF. vicinité. 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.” Bentley.
Syn. -- Neighborhood; vicinage. See Neighborhood.