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  • adv. instead (of); in place (of)

Etymologies

From French au lieu, from Latin locus. (Wiktionary)

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  • In lieu is a French phrase roughly translated into "instead of."

    "I received Pepsi in lieu of Coca-Cola from the vending machine."

    October 1, 2009