au lieu de

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the classical Latin expression (in) locō (in place (of)), consisting of the ablative of locus (place), preceded or followed by a genitive, as in “parentis locō esse”, Cicero, Div. in Caecil., 19.61.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /o ljø də/
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

au lieu de

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see au,‎ lieu,‎ de.
    au lieu de rendez-vous(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. instead of
    Synonym: à la place de

Descendants[edit]

  • English: in lieu of (calque)