purlieus, 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.
alteration (simulating French lieu
place) of earlier parlewe, parley, paraley
purlieu of a forest < Anglo-French purale
) a going through, equivalent to pur
(< Latin prō
, confused with per
through) + aller