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Meaning of LIEU

Pronunciation:  loo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

LIEU is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: place, position, stead
 See Also: behalf, function, office, part, role



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lieu\ (l[=u]), n. [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.

      The plan of extortion had been adopted in lieu of the
      scheme of confiscation.                  --Burke.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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