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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in lieu of something

Fig. in place of something; instead of something. (The word lieu occurs only in this phrase.) They gave me roast beef in lieu of ham. We gave money to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the funeral.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in lieu of

In place of; instead of.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Deavila, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), S-2 Division Bulk-Storeroom Custodian, USS Gridley (DDG 101), November 2006 to August 2007.
Formentera, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Third Award), S-3 Division Bulk-Storeroom, USS Gridley (DDG 101), March 2007 to August 2007.
Cole, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Fourth Award), Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, USS John C.
Comers, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Fourth Award), Material Submarine Expediter and Warehouse Receiving Leading Petty Officer, Industrial Support Department, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, February 2004 to December 2006.
Eaton, USN, (Gold Star in lieu of Third Award), Stock Control Officer, USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3), May to October 2004.
Ejanda, USN, (Silver Star in lieu of Eighth Award), Supply Department LCPO, USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3), December 2000 to December 2003.
Brokers should complete their efforts to comply with the JGTRRA as soon as reasonably possible for calendar-year 2003 and, to the extent reasonably possible, to comply with their reporting responsibilities in a manner consistent with JGTRRA for payments in lieu of dividends for calendar-year 2003.
However, for calendar-year 2004, the Service will consider brokers to have had adequate time to conform their information-reporting systems to the JGTRRA for payments in lieu of dividends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Program, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, c/o Capital Fund, 7 Spring St., Whitinsville, MA 01588 or to the Whitinsville Social Library, Church St., Whitinsville, MA 01588.