Purlieu



[pur-loo, purl-yoo] /ˈpɜr lu, ˈpɜrl yu/

noun
1.
purlieus, environs or neighborhood.
2.
a place where one may range at large; confines or bounds.
3.
a person’s haunt or resort.
4.
an outlying district or region, as of a town or city.
5.
a piece of land on the edge of a forest, originally land that, after having been included in a royal forest, was restored to private ownership, though still subject, in some respects, to the operation of the forest laws.
/ˈpɜːljuː/
noun
1.
(English history) land on the edge of a forest that was once included within the bounds of the royal forest but was later separated although still subject to some of the forest laws, esp regarding hunting
2.
(usually pl) a neighbouring area; outskirts
3.
(often pl) a place one frequents; haunt
4.
(rare) a district or suburb, esp one that is poor or squalid

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