Definition of Purlieu

1. Noun. An outer adjacent area of any place.




Definition of Purlieu

1. n. 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.

Definition of Purlieu

1. Noun. (historical) The ground on the edges of a forest, especially when partly subject to the same forest laws concerning game hunting etc. ¹

2. Noun. The outskirts of any place; an adjacent district; the environs or neighborhood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purlieu

1. an outlying or neighboring area [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purlieu

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purlicue
purlicued
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purlieu (current term)
purlieus
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Literary usage of Purlieu

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1. Studies and Notes Supplementary to Stubbs' Constitutional History Down to by Charles Petit-Dutaillis, Georges Lefebvre (1915)
"We are speaking of the institution, the laws of the purlieu, not of the word itself, for this (under the forms ..."

2. Studies and Notes Supplementary to Stubbs' Constitutional History Down to by Charles Petit-Dutaillis, Georges Lefebvre (1915)
"We are speaking of the institution, the laws of the purlieu, not of the word itself, for this (under the forms ..."

3. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1825)
"(6) And therefore, the purlieu of a forest is land adjoining to a forest known hy ... And the purlieu is exempt from the forest; for it is infra metas, ..."

4. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"If any person shall wilfully pull down or destroy, or cause fences of any part of the walls of any forest, chase, purlieu, ancient walk, park, turen, ..."

5. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1856)
"... Successors, and Assigns, any Parts of the purlieu Coppices or purlieu Wastes belonging to The Lord IL The Commissioners may by their Award allot to Her ..."

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