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4 definitions found
 for lieu
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lieu \Lieu\ (l[=u]), n. [F., OF. also liu, leu, lou, fr. L.
     locus place. See Local, Locus.]
     Place; room; stead; -- used only in the phrase in lieu of,
     that is, instead of.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The plan of extortion had been adopted in lieu of the
           scheme of confiscation.                  --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lieu
      n 1: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or
           served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his
           place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, place,
           lieu]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "lieu":
     abode, area, bearings, bench mark, district, emplacement, hole,
     latitude and longitude, locale, locality, location, locus,
     pinpoint, place, placement, point, position, region, site,
     situation, situs, spot, stead, whereabout, whereabouts
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LIEU, place. In lieu of, instead, in the place of.
  
  

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