Definition of lieu in English:

lieu

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Pronunciation: /ljuː
 
, luː
 
/

noun

(in lieu)
  • Instead: the company issued additional shares to shareholders in lieu of a cash dividend
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    • So, in lieu of my own words, let me direct you instead to some recent offerings from my fellow citizens.
    • The gig was fine, and in lieu of sandwiches we got a rather nice meal in the tapas bar that's in the theatre complex.
    • Every year, he gives £500 to a chosen charity in lieu of sending out Christmas cards.

Origin

Middle English: via French from Latin locus 'place'.

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