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lieu

[loo] /lu/
noun
1.
place; stead.
Idioms
2.
in lieu of, in place of; instead of:
He gave us an IOU in lieu of cash.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; < Middle French < Latin locus place; replacing Middle English liue < Old French liu < Latin; see locus
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lieu

/ljuː; luː/
noun
1.
stead; place (esp in the phrases in lieu, in lieu of)
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin locus place
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Word Origin and History for lieus

lieu

late 13c., from Old French lieu "place, position, situation, rank," from Latin locum (nominative locus) "place."

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Idioms and Phrases with lieus
see under instead of
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