in lieu

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in lieu of (something)

Instead of something; in place of something. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the scholarship fund.
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in lieu (of something)

(formal) instead of: They took cash in lieu of the prize they had won.We work on Saturdays and have a day off in lieu during the week.
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Moreover, an electronic signature may be used by a person in lieu of a handwritten signature.
WHY not donate money to Snowball, Coventry and Warwickshire's popular children's charity, in lieu of sending Christmas cards?
Alvarado, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Fourth Award), General Stores Leading Chief Petty Officer, USS Rentz (FFG 46), December 2007.
Or in lieu of a $10,000 check to replace his grandmother's stolen pearls, he'll get a $10,000 voucher to shop at one of the insurer's preferred jewelers.
However, the most significant (and common) tax imposed by states on insurance companies, often in lieu of all other taxes except real property taxes, are premium taxes.
Perhaps if Archer's Adam had conspired with Judas and claimed complicity in the death of Jesus I might have found In Lieu of Heaven slightly more cohesive.
For instance, in lieu using particle board, which can contribute pollutants into the air from the adhesives used to make it, wheatboard, which is nontoxic, utilizes an agricultural waste product and is safely biodegradable, can be substituted as a substrate for casegoods and built-ins.
DEA has long since authorized .45s in lieu of the issue 9mm with subsonic ammo.
In lieu of rent, the leaf-abiding bugs dine on such pests as leaf-damaging spider mites and the spores of harmful fungi.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Worcester, MA or Brigham and Women's Hospital of Boston, MA.
Baker, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), Material Expeditor, Fleet Maintenance Repair Surface, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, October 2003 to July 2006.
Corporate fringe benefits generally granted only to top executives (e.g., housing allowances, relocation expenses and use of corporate-owned aircraft and automobiles) are considered to be paid in lieu of, or in addition to, wages.
The World Trade Center already has lower real estate taxes, as it makes a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), but is expected to have its tenants benefit from certain components of the plan, such as occupancy tax reductions.