Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Boulevard Definition:

A roadway of more than ordinary width and in a more elaborate style than an ordinary street.

Related Terms: Street, Alley

The second edition of American Jurisprudence (2008), under the title "Highways", and at §4, uses these words:

"A boulevard, according to the modern usage of the term, is a way of more than ordinary width and one which is constructed and maintained in a more elaborate style and manner than the ordinary road or street. It is designed especially for travel for pleasure and recreation although it is not limited to such use in the absence of express regulation to that effect. In many respects, boulevards are treated in law differently from streets."

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