[Probably from Anglo-Norman purale]
  1. A tract of land on the border of a forest, esp. one formerly included within the forest boundaries, and still partly subject to the forest laws.
  2. An outlying district of a city or town, a suburb. Also, a squalid or disreputable street or quarter.
  3. The outskirts or surroundings of a place.
  4. A place where a person has the right to range at large; a person's usual haunts, bounds, limits.