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Definition of "lieu" []

  • Archaic Place; stead. (noun)
  • In lieu of In place of; instead of. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lieu" in a sentence
  • "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.""