Translation of "lieu" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ljuː/ us /luː/ us formal
in lieu (of)

instead (of)

en lugar de, en vez de, a cambio
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.

(Translation of “lieu” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)