in lieu of
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- Instead of; in place of.
- They gave him a cash award, in lieu of the promised prize package.
- (proscribed) In light of.
- In lieu of recent events, more caution is needed.
- Using it to mean in light of is etymologically incorrect (it is literally in place of), and thus considered an error.
instead; in place of; as a substitute for