Purlieu

Definition of Purlieu

Pur´lieu
n.1.Originally, the ground near a royal forest, which, having been unlawfully added to the forest, was afterwards severed from it, and disafforested so as to remit to the former owners their rights.
Then as a tiger, who by chance hath spied
In some purlieu two gentle fawns at play.
- Milton.
2.Hence, the outer portion of any place; an adjacent district; environs; neighborhood.
brokers had been incessantly plying for custom in the purlieus of the court.
- Macaulay.

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