The quality or state of being next in time, place, causation, influence, etc.; immediate nearness, either in place, blood, or alliance. "If he plead proximity of blood That empty title is with ease withstood." (Dryden)
Origin: L. Proximitas: cf. F. Proximite See Proximate, and cf. Propinquity, Approach.
(01 Mar 1998)
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