lieu

[ loo ]
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noun
  1. place; stead.

Idioms about lieu

  1. in lieu of, in place of; instead of: He gave us an IOU in lieu of cash.

Origin of lieu

1
First recorded in 1250–1300; from Middle French, from Latin locus “place”; replacing Middle English liue, from Old French liu, from Latin; see locus

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British Dictionary definitions for lieu

lieu

/ (ljuː, luː) /


noun
  1. stead; place (esp in the phrases in lieu, in lieu of)

Origin of lieu

1
C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin locus place

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Other Idioms and Phrases with lieu

lieu

see under instead of.

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