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English definition of “lieu”

lieu

noun uk   /ljuː/ /luː/ formal us  
in lieu (of) instead (of): He worked on Sunday and took Monday off in lieu. They gave some books in lieu of payment for the work I did. The paintings were left to the nation by the Duke of Norfolk in lieu of inheritance taxes.
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