Meaning of purlieu
Pronunciation: (pûr'l, pûrl'y), [key]
- environs or neighborhood.
- a place where one may range at large; confines or bounds.
- a person's haunt or resort.
- an outlying district or region, as of a town or city.
- 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.
- purlieu (Thesaurus)