Proximity Prox*im"i*ty, n. [L. proximitas: cf. F. proximit['e] See {Proximate}, and cf. {Propinquity}, {Approach}.] The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance. [1913 Webster]

If he plead proximity of blood That empty title is with ease withstood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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