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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

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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instead of

Also, in lieu of; in place of; in someone's stead. In substitution for, rather than. For example, She wore a dress instead of slacks, or They had a soprano in lieu of a tenor, or In place of soft drinks they served fruit juice, or The chairman spoke in her stead. Instead of dates from about 1200; in lieu of, which borrows lieu, meaning "place," from French, dates from the late 1200s; in place of dates from the 1500s; and in someone's stead from the 1200s. Also see under in someone's shoes.
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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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in lieu of

In place of; instead of.
See also: lieu, of
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Revelateur d'un sens immanent, il permet aux habitants d'un lieu de se decouvrir, de se mettre en question et de se regenerer grace a une transcendance d'etre (Wunenburger 1997).
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"Cybersecurity experts universally agree that an ordinary Android smartphone, which the President is reportedly using despite repeated warnings from the Secret Service, can be easily hacked," Lieu writes in the letter.
Fannie Mae said that through the first six months of 2012, it had completed 46,226 short sales and 7,509 deeds in lieu of foreclosure.
My concern is that it is becoming more common for staff to be asked to do overtime and to take time in lieu instead of payment.
The owner's termination of both the construction manager and the general contractor within a six-month period and the hiring of thirty subcontractors in lieu of replacing the general contractor in the first case, and 600 days of delay, which included a construction-manager imposed suspension of work, in the second case were justifiably viewed by the courts as extraordinary circumstances.
Macey comptait parmi les 165 personnes qui ant assiste au sommet qui a eu lieu le 6 juin 2002.
This procedure is in lieu of the letter ruling procedure that would otherwise have to be used; thus, user fees do not apply to corrective action under the procedure.
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