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in lieu of
In place of; instead of.
[French, from Old French, from Latin locus.]
stead; place (esp in the phrases in lieu, in lieu of)
[C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin locus place]
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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|Noun||1.||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";
in lieu of prep → en lieu et place de