1. [syn: proximity, propinquity]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Propinquity \Pro*pin"qui*ty\, n. [L. propinquitas, from
propinquus near, neighboring, from prope near.]
1. Nearness in place; neighborhood; proximity.
2. Nearness in time. --Sir T. Browne.
3. Nearness of blood; kindred; affinity. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the property of being close together [syn: proximity,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
88 Moby Thesaurus words for "propinquity":
accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity,
agnation, alliance, ancestry, approach, approximation, assemblage,
association, blood, blood relationship, bond, brotherhood,
brothership, closeness, cognation, combination, common ancestry,
common descent, confines, connectedness, connection, consanguinity,
contiguity, contiguousness, contrariety, convergence, cousinhood,
cousinship, dealings, deduction, disjunction, enation, environs,
fatherhood, filiation, foreground, fraternity, homology, immediacy,
immediate foreground, intercourse, intimacy, junction, kindred,
kinship, liaison, link, linkage, linking, maternity, matrilineage,
matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, motherhood, mutual attraction,
nearness, neighborhood, nighness, paternity, patrilineage,
patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny, precinct, proximity, purlieus,
rapport, relatedness, relation, relations, relationship, sibship,
similarity, sisterhood, sistership, sympathy, tie, tie-in,
ties of blood, union, vicinage, vicinity
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
PROPINQUITY. Kindred; parentage. Vide. Affinity; Consanguinity; Next of kin.