in lieu of

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French au lieu de, from Latin locus (place).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Preposition[edit]

in lieu of

  1. instead; in place of
    They gave him a cash award, in lieu of the promised prize package.

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes people use "in lieu of" to mean "in light of" (e.g. "In lieu of recent events, more caution is needed."), though this usage is considered to be incorrect.[1]

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