Milieu

mi·lieu
/mil-yoo/
noun
noun: milieu; plural noun: milieux; plural noun: milieus

1. the physical or social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops

“She might stay home, might marry and live as a housewife. And if her milieu does not sanction such a solution, there are, she knows, milieux which do. —David Mamet, Jafsie and John Henry: Essays, 1999″

Synonyms: background, setting, environment, mise-en-scène

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