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  • purlieu

    noun

    1The area near or surrounding a place.

    ‘the photogenic purlieus of Cambridge’

    1.1 A person's usual haunts.

    2British historical A tract on the border of a forest, especially one earlier included in it and still partly subject to forest laws.

    ‘they wished the purlieus to be completely free from the Forest law’

    September 10, 2017