Definitions for: Lieu

[n] the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

Webster (1913) Definition: Lieu (l[=u]), n. [F., OF. also liu, leu, lou, fr. L.
locus place. See Local, Locus.]
Place; room; stead; -- used only in the phrase in lieu of,
that is, instead of.

The plan of extortion had been adopted in lieu of the
scheme of confiscation. --Burke.

Synonyms: place, position, stead

See Also: behalf, function, office, part, role

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