American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic Place; stead.
- idiom. in lieu of In place of; instead of.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Place; room; stead: now only in the phrase in lieu of, which is equivalent to instead of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Place; room; stead; -- used only in the phrase in lieu of, that is,
- n. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
- From French lieu, from Latin locum, accusative of locus. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Latin locus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The county says they didn't owe any additional rent since they were proceeding with a purchase and the owner says that in lieu of an agreed purchase, they owe the rent.”
“Alderman Rick Lawrence proposed a city ordinance requiring parental notification in lieu of the state's law being enforced and a resolution, co-sponsored by Lawrence, former Alderman Chris Beykirch and Alderman Richard Irvin, was unanimously passed urging the state's parental notification law to go into effect.”
“According to the Daily Herald, "in lieu of taking unpaid days off (furlough days), an employee may also choose to have the accumulated monetary value of the furlough days prorated on an annual basis, and then deducted in equal amounts over the 26 pay checks they receive during the year.”
“Plastic infill, in lieu of glass, would provide a better STC, but then plastic scratches and the surface is an attractant for dust as it's surface generally has a static charge - "dirt magnet".”
“Jennifer Morgan Gray: Why did you decide to construct Blackbird House as interweaving stories in lieu of a more straightforward narrative structure?”
“Traders often turn to options in lieu of holding stock because options can provide greater leverage, and are cheaper.”
“It says something about how the property markets are currently priced when they're pursuing a retailer in lieu of physical real-estate assets," said Ian Goltra, who manages portfolios of real-estate stocks for Forward Funds.”
“Iran's government has said 60 million of its 75 million people are eligible for cash payments in lieu of subsidies for energy, fuel and food.”
“Teas made of nettle and other plants are sprayed on the vines, and manure is used in lieu of fertilizers.”
“Applicants may indicate their preference for location of training but acceptance at another site may be offered in lieu of the first choice.”
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