Jury of the Vicinage – a jury from the county (“vicinity”) where the crime occurred

jury of the vicinage:

1. At common law, a jury from the county where the crime occurred.

2. A jury from the county where the court is held. 

[Law Frnch “neighborhood”]

1. Vicinity; proximity. 

2. The place where a crime is committed or a trial is held; the place from which jurors are to be drawn for trial; especially, the locale from which the accused is entitled to have jurors selected. — aka vicenetum. [1]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4


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