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lieu

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

lieun. [F., OF. also liu, leu, lou, fr. L. locus place. See Local, Locus.].
     Place; room; stead; -- used only in the phrase in lieu of, that is, instead of.  [1913 Webster]
    "The plan of extortion had been adopted in lieu of the scheme of confiscation."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lieu, n.

Idiom
in lieu
1 instead.
2 (foll. by of) in the place of.
Etymology
ME f. F f. L locus place

THESAURUS

lieu

abode, area, bearings, bench mark, district, emplacement, hole, latitude and longitude, locale, locality, location, locus, pinpoint, place, placement, point, position, region, site, situation, situs, spot, stead, whereabout, whereabouts

ROGET THESAURUS

lieu

Place

N place, lieu, spot, point, dot, niche, nook, hole, pigeonhole, compartment, premises, precinct, station, area, courtyard, square, abode, locality, ins and outs, every hole and corner, somewhere, in some place, wherever it may be, here and there, in various places, passim.


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