Definition of Banlieue

1. n. The territory without the walls, but within the legal limits, of a town or city.



Definition of Banlieue

1. Noun. The outskirts of a city, especially in France, inhabited chiefly by poor people living in tenement-style housing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Banlieue

1. a suburb [n -S] - See also: suburb

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Banlieue

bankrupt carts
bankruptcies
bankruptcy
bankrupted
bankrupting
bankrupts
banksia
banksia rose
banksias
bankside
banksides
banksman
banksmen
bankster
banksters
banlieue (current term)
banlieues
bannable
banned
banner blindness
banner carrier
banner carriers
banner cloud
banner clouds
banner roll
bannered
banneret
bannerets

Literary usage of Banlieue

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1. A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American by Henry Campbell Black (1910)
"... town, or monastery, distinguished and protected by peculiar privileges. Spelman. BANLIEU, or banlieue. ..."

2. Purple Tints of Paris: Character and Manners in the New Empire by Bayle St. John (1854)
"... Beer — Sobriety of the French — Instances and Exceptions—Population of the banlieue—A ferocious Pastry-woman— Political Workmen — Drunkards' Association ..."

3. Memoirs of Citizen Caussidière: Ex-prefect of Police, and Representative of by Marc Caussidière (1848)
"... Guinard, Saisset—The Mayors of Paris and the banlieue—Anxiety of the Population—Alarming rumours —Proclamations of the Prefect of Police—The state of ..."

4. Principles of Political Economy, with Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1896)
"The other is, that in the banlieue of Paris, which differs from Pans itself ... On thé second point : " En 1812, la population de la banlieue de Paris était ..."

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