in lieu

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French au lieu, from Latin locus.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

in lieu (of) (not comparable)

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

TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • in-lieu-fee

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 21:34