When should proxime and proximate be used? Can they be used both to mean spatial as well as temporal nearness? Are they being used differently in British and American English?
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Proxime is often defined only to have the sense of proximate that refers to the next or previous item in a series. If you want to be clear that you mean this sense, it may serve well.
It is however marked as obsolete in many dictionaries, so it may be best not to use it at all.
Like Stoney, I have never seen proxime in English. But, then, I wasn't around in 1820...