lieu

Part of speech: noun

Place; stead: in the phrase, in lieu of.

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Usage examples "lieu":

  1. In some cases this gave place after a time to the plan of making the workmen regular partners, and giving them a certain percentage of the profits in lieu of wages. - "Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World", James Cowan.
  2. Thus, the compound instead is not to be commended, because the simple phrase, in stead of, is exactly like the other phrases, in lieu of, in place of, in room of, in which we write no compound. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. Suppose also that you wanted to turn crook and steal thirty- two thousand acres of lieu land, despite this rule. - "The Long Chance", Peter B. Kyne.