lieu


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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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They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
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.
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?
In the course of the night the free trappers surrounded the lodge of the Pierced-nose chief and in lieu of Christmas carols, saluted him with a feude joie.
Methinks it is no great stretch of generosity to allow us lambs for the altar of the Lord, receiving in lieu thereof thirty silver shekels per head
They were of various sizes and shapes, but enough were of handy dimensions for use as ammunition in lieu of my precious arrows.
His teeth seemed perpetually to ache with desire, and in lieu of black legs he husked the cocoanuts that fell from the trees in the compound, kept the enclosure clear of intruding hens, and made a hostile acquaintance with every boss-boy who came to report.
The postilions, with a thousand gossamer gnats circling about them in lieu of the Furies, quietly mended the points to the lashes of their whips; the valet walked by the horses; the courier was audible, trotting on ahead into the dun distance.
I paid to Isaac,'' said the Saxon, ``eighty zecchins, and he restored me a hundred in lieu thereof.
In their fear, silence fell upon them, and a postillion, in the guise of a demon, passed in front of them, blowing, in lieu of a bugle, a huge hollow horn that gave out a horrible hoarse note.