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vicinage n

[Anglo-French veisinage neighborhood, from veisin neighboring, from Old French, from Latin vicinus]
: a particular vicinity or district: as
a : the district in which a crime takes place and from which the accused is entitled to have an impartial jury selected as required by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
b in the civil law of Louisiana
: the neighborhood in which one is obligated not to cause material injury to others (as by a nuisance) in the free exercise of rights of ownership in immovable property [these obligations of are legal servitudes imposed on the owner of property "Rodrigue v. Copeland, 475 So. 2d 1071 (1985)"]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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