Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The territory without the walls, but within the legal limits, of a town or city. Sometimes erroneously spelled banlieu, as if from French lieu, a place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun The outskirts of a city, especially in France, inhabited chiefly by poor people living in tenement-style housing

Etymologies

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From French banlieue

Examples

  • Also, the tenth arrondissement, like the banlieue, is a particularly immigrant heavy part of the city, so the point that he’s cherry-picking would still stand, even if that is what he’s referring to.

    Matthew Yglesias » More on Charles Murray

  • Where’s your evidence? the tenth arrondissement, like the banlieue, is a particularly immigrant heavy part of the city,

    Matthew Yglesias » More on Charles Murray

  • But the term banlieue simply reflect the idea of smaller towns concentrated around a main city.

    Matthew Yglesias » More on Charles Murray

  • The principal and most conspicuous urban problem is the so-called banishment of low-income and vulnerable populations from traditional residential areas to far-removed neighborhoods, sometimes to large complexes on the outskirts of major cities -- such as the French "banlieue," made infamous by the disturbances in recent years.

    Rabah Ghezali: Prioritizing People or Space?

  • The principal and most conspicuous urban problem is the so-called banishment of low-income and vulnerable populations from traditional residential areas to far-removed neighborhoods, sometimes to large complexes on the outskirts of major cities -- such as the French "banlieue," made infamous by the disturbances in recent years.

    Rabah Ghezali: Prioritizing People or Space?

  • The principal and most conspicuous urban problem is the so-called banishment of low-income and vulnerable populations from traditional residential areas to far-removed neighborhoods, sometimes to large complexes on the outskirts of major cities -- such as the French "banlieue," made infamous by the disturbances in recent years.

    Rabah Ghezali: Prioritizing People or Space?

  • The principal and most conspicuous urban problem is the so-called banishment of low-income and vulnerable populations from traditional residential areas to far-removed neighborhoods, sometimes to large complexes on the outskirts of major cities -- such as the French "banlieue," made infamous by the disturbances in recent years.

    Rabah Ghezali: Prioritizing People or Space?

  • The principal and most conspicuous urban problem is the so-called banishment of low-income and vulnerable populations from traditional residential areas to far-removed neighborhoods, sometimes to large complexes on the outskirts of major cities -- such as the French "banlieue," made infamous by the disturbances in recent years.

    Rabah Ghezali: Prioritizing People or Space?

  • That's not to say that my head is "in the sand," but living in central Paris, there has been no sign of the angered destruction taking place in the "banlieue" suburbs or in other parts of France -- until last night, when a car was burned in the Marais.

    Paris is Burning... or is it?

  • Where’s your evidence? the term banlieue simply reflect the idea of smaller towns concentrated around a main city.

    Matthew Yglesias » More on Charles Murray

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