lieus

lieu

[loo]
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; < Middle French < Latin locus place; replacing Middle English liue < Old French liu < Latin; see locus

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lieu (ljuː, luː)
 
n
stead; place (esp in the phrases in lieu, in lieu of)
 
[C13: from Old French, ultimately from Latin locus place]

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lieu
late 13c., from O.Fr. lieu "place," from O.Fr. leu, from L. locum (nom. locus) "place."
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