in lieu


noun

  1. place; stead.
Idioms
  1. in lieu of, in place of; instead of: He gave us an IOU in lieu of cash.

noun

  1. stead; place (esp in the phrases in lieu, in lieu of)

late 13c., from Old French lieu “place, position, situation, rank,” from Latin locum (nominative locus) “place.”

see under instead of.

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