meaning of banlieue

banlieue meaning in General Dictionary

The territory without wall space but in the legal restrictions of a town or city

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  • The area minus the walls, but in the legal limits, of a town or town.

banlieue meaning in Etymology Dictionary

French, "suburbs, precincts," from Vulgar Latin *banleuca, from ban (see ban (n.1)) + leuca "a league (of distance)," in Medieval Latin, "indefinite degree of territory" (see league (n.2)). So, "the extent of a ban; the area within which a ban is of power," thus, "territory subject to one jurisdiction."


banlieue - French to English

suburb

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  • domestic area

banlieue meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The area minus the wall space, but in the legal limitations, of a town or city.