lieu

[ loo ]
/ lu /

noun

place; stead.

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Idioms for lieu

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

Origin of lieu

1250–1300; <Middle French <Latin locus place; replacing Middle English liue<Old French liu<Latin; see locus
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British Dictionary definitions for lieu

lieu
/ (ljuː, luː) /

noun

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

Word Origin for lieu

C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin locus place
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Idioms and Phrases with lieu

lieu

see under instead of.

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