- place; stead.
- in lieu of, in place of; instead of: He gave us an IOU in lieu of cash.
Origin of lieu
Examples from the Web for lieu
These “free” games display ads, often in obnoxious places, in lieu of the entry fee.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
So as not to die, in lieu of any of these offerings, I decide to go searching for coffee.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
In lieu of this, dispensaries are getting aggressively green on their websites.Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’
November 28, 2014
In lieu of a traditional runway, Lagerfeld had the Grand Palais trussed up as an artificial city.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment
October 15, 2014
The State Department should accept supplementary documents in lieu of the HR letter that contractors say they cannot provide.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas
Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla
September 28, 2014
This was his in lieu of the money which he would have earned if they had killed Lanning on the spot.Way of the Lawless
In a pathetic sort of way, she mothered Christine in lieu of her own daughter.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
A burnt stick and a barn door served Wilkie in lieu of pencil and canvas.Self-Help
This is then properly transferred to us, in lieu of our cheque.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
The grinning death's head seal was appended in lieu of a signature, as before.The Film of Fear
- stead; place (esp in the phrases in lieu, in lieu of)
Word Origin and History for lieu
late 13c., from Old French lieu "place, position, situation, rank," from Latin locum (nominative locus) "place."
Idioms and Phrases with lieu
see under instead of.