lieu Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lieu" in British English

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lieunoun

uk   us   /ljuː/ /luː/ formal
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 ​inheritancetaxes.
(Definition of lieu from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lieu" in Business English

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lieunoun

uk   us   /luː/
in lieu (of sth) HR instead of something: You can take a ​lumpsum in lieu of any unused ​vacationentitlement. He was ​offered a ​cashbonus, or ​stockoptions in lieu. US LAW until an ​amount of ​money is ​paid to prove that a ​personcharged with a ​crime will not ​try to ​leave the country: in lieu of bail/bond He is being ​held in the City Jail in lieu of $500,000 ​bond.
(Definition of lieu from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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