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n. pl. ban·lieus (-lyœz′, -lyœ′)
A suburb of a French city, especially an economically depressed suburb with a large immigrant population.

[French, from Middle French, suburb, from Old French, the space extending about a league out around a town in which the town authorities had jurisdiction and read official proclamations : ban, official proclamation; see banns + lieue, liue, league; see league2.]
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a suburb of a city
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raised the brim of his hat), which hotels number thirteen, plus the Cour des Miracles, plus the Maladerie, called the Banlieue, plus the whole highway which begins at that Maladerie and ends at the Porte Sainte-Jacques.
L'ancien international senegalais de football, Mamadou Teuw, est decede ce dimanche matin a 59 ans, a Hann, dans la proche banlieue de Dakar, des suites d'une longue maladie.
Dans l'apres-midi, au moins deux personnes ont peri dans une nouvelle explosion dans un quatrieme hotel, situe celui-la a Dehiwala, une banlieue du sud de la capitale.
Mack's study sheds light on the ways in which these minority subjects have nonetheless managed to queer normative conceptions of sexuality and gender in and outside the French banlieue. In particular, the author shows how queer Franco-Arabs have opted for what he calls "willful clandestinity" (57) as a form of dissent against the racism and homonormativity of the mainstream (white) LGBTQ community.
EC l'occasion du 10e anniversaire de sa disparition (le 22 juin 2007), la section du Parti du Progres et du Socialisme (PPS) de Paris et de sa banlieue a organise, le 02 juillet 2017, une rencontre dediee a sa memoire.
La Societe nationale des chemins de fer tunisiens (SNCFT) a programme durant le mois de Ramadan pres de 118 voyages / jour sur les lignes ferroviaires de la banlieue sud (Tunis-Borj Cedria), 28 autres sur les lignes du metro du Sahel et 74 voyages sur les lignes ferroviaires interurbaines.
L'objectif de la presente etude est d'identifier les determinants de la mobilite entre la banlieue et la ville centre dans la region metropolitaine de Montreal.
La commission internationale d'enquete sur la Syrie a affirme "ne pas etre en mesure de confirmer" les allegations d'utilisation d'armes chimiques lors d'une attaque a Al Ghouta en banlieue de Damas, le 21 aout.
Finally, the volume turns to recent and hot issues in France: Pierre Tevanian offers a powerful insight on the question of the veil and headscarves in France, and while Nacira Guenif-Souilamas and Peter Bloom analyze the politics of visibility through the figure of soccer player Zinedine Zidane and the futuristic movie Banlieue 13, Charles Tshimanga focuses on music and particularly French Rap as a major mode of resistance to State power.