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in lieu of

Legal Definition of in lieu of

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Definition of in lieu of

Etymology

    From French au lieu - Latin locus.

Pronunciation

Preposition

in lieu of

  1. instead; in place of; as a substitute for

    They gave him a cash award, in lieu of the promised prize package.

    Gumble sleeps in Joe's bed in lieu of sleeping in his own, at his own house.

    We let our cat outside in lieu of having a litter box.

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