in lieu of
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- instead of; in place of
- They gave him a cash award, in lieu of the promised prize package.
- (proscribed) in light of
- In lieu of recent events, more caution is needed.
Using it to mean “in light of” is etymologically incorrect (it is literally “in place of”), and thus considered an error.
instead; in place of; as a substitute for