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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.]
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lieu

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

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

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

lieu

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

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

[luː] n in lieu ofinvece di, al posto di
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References in classic literature ?
They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
Then we joined hands and sang "Auld Lang Syne." Sara Ray cried bitterly in lieu of singing.
It was some time before they started for their walk; he kept an arm about her, and their sides were close together as they walked; the sun, the birds, the west wind running among the trees, a pressure, a look, the grasp tightening round a single finger, these things stood them in lieu of thought and filled their hearts with joy.
He's comfortable here and well looked after; make him an allowance, or give him a good lump sum in lieu of all claims.
In lieu of whip, he carried in his hand a great gold-headed cane, as large as any footman carries in these days, and his various modes of holding this unwieldy weapon--now upright before his face like the sabre of a horse-soldier, now over his shoulder like a musket, now between his finger and thumb, but always in some uncouth and awkward fashion--contributed in no small degree to the absurdity of his appearance.
In lieu of buckles at his knees, he wore unequal loops of packthread; and in his grimy hands he held a knotted stick, the knob of which was carved into a rough likeness of his own vile face.
Suppose, in lieu of one general system, two, or three, or even four Confederacies were to be formed, would not the same difficulty oppose itself to the operations of either of these Confederacies?
Moreover, an electronic signature may be used by a person in lieu of a handwritten signature.
Benishek, SC, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Fourth Award), Supply Officer, USS Rentz (FFG 46), November 2006 to May 2007.
Murray concurred; if a policyholder were to receive a replacement product in lieu of a "fat check," it would send a clear message: "You're not going to get rich here." But U.S.
I first selected In Lieu of Heaven because I mistakenly thought it was going to be a scholarly approach to biblical deconstruction; I didn't realize I had ordered a novel.