from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic Place; stead.
- idiom in lieu of In place of; instead of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. See in lieu or in lieu of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Place; room; stead; -- used only in the phrase in lieu of, that is, instead of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Place; room; stead: now only in the phrase in lieu of, which is equivalent to instead of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
French, from Old French, from Latin locus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French lieu, from Latin locum, accusative of locus. (Wiktionary)