Purlieu is a noun that refers to a surrounding area or an environment.
In Medieval England, a perambulation was a name for a ceremony where a person took a walk around their property, with witnesses observing, to establish the boundaries of their land. Perambulate came from the Latin ambulare (om boo LAHR ay) meaning ‘to walk.’
Our word of the day is derived from perambulation and refers to the area established by this ceremonial walk.
I hope the crime didn’t take place on company’s purlieu. If it did, we’d have some legal problems. After all, we’re liable for any crimes that take place on our purlieu.