Meaning of “lieu” in the English Dictionary

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"lieu" in British English

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(Definition of “lieu” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lieu" in Business English

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uk /luː/ us
in lieu (of sth)

HR instead of something:

You can take a lump sum in lieu of any unused vacation entitlement.
He was offered a cash bonus, or stock options in lieu.

US LAW until an amount of money is paid to prove that a person charged 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)