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lieu

 (lo͞o)
n. Archaic
Place; stead.
Idiom:
in lieu of
In place of; instead of.

[French, from Old French, from Latin locus.]

lieu

(ljuː; luː)
n
stead; place (esp in the phrases in lieu, in lieu of)
[C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin locus place]

lieu

(lu)

n.
place; stead.
Idioms:
in lieu of, in place of; instead of: He gave us an IOU in lieu of cash.
[1250–1300; Middle English liue < Old French liu < Latin locus place]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lieu - the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
role, function, office, part - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
behalf - as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); "the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child"; "this letter is written on behalf of my client";

lieu

noun
in lieu of instead of, in place of He left his furniture to his landlord in lieu of rent.

lieu

noun
Archaic. The function or position customarily occupied by another:
Translations

lieu

[luː] N in lieu ofen lugar de, en vez de

lieu

[ˈluː] n
in lieu of prepen lieu et place de

lieu

n (form) money in lieustattdessen Geld; in lieu of Xanstelle von X; in lieu of thatstattdessen; I work weekends and get time off in lieu (esp Brit) → ich arbeite an Wochenenden und kann mir dafür (an anderen Tagen) freinehmen

lieu

[luː] n in lieu ofinvece di, al posto di
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