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in lieu

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EtymologyEdit

From French au lieu, from Latin locus.

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in lieu (not comparable)

  1. instead; in place
    The paintings were left to the nation by the Duke of Norfolk in lieu of inheritance taxes.

Usage notesEdit

Frequently followed by of, in form in lieu of; compare instead of, in place of.

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