[ loo ]
/ lu /
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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 lieus
/ (ljuː, luː) /
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 lieus
see under instead of.
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