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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lieu  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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"  [syn:  {stead},  {position},  {place}] 

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