Meaning of lieu in English:


Translate lieu into Spanish


‘So, in lieu of my own words, let me direct you instead to some recent offerings from my fellow citizens.’
  • ‘The gig was fine, and in lieu of sandwiches we got a rather nice meal in the tapas bar that's in the theatre complex.’
  • ‘Every year, he gives £500 to a chosen charity in lieu of sending out Christmas cards.’
  • ‘Magistrates fined him £50 or one day in lieu and said this had been served as he had been kept in custody overnight.’
  • ‘As a result, the family requested mourners to make donations to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance appeal in lieu of flowers.’
  • ‘He doesn't say how much the mostly unspecified taxes he calls for in lieu of the bonds would cost.’
  • ‘So did it mean then that her party sister was usurping her own personal, spiritual beliefs in lieu of civic duty?’
  • ‘He tried to have the sentence overturned, but was offered only the option of paying a 5,000 fine in lieu of prison time.’
  • ‘So in lieu of a proper beginning here are a few things which I might have arranged more coherently into a beginning if I had the skill.’
  • ‘Lots of short sentences and interesting punctuation in lieu of actually having anything remotely engaging to say.’
  • ‘The fact that the debts are not secured on your house means that creditors do not have any automatic right to take your house in lieu of payment.’
  • ‘The pipers, in lieu of being able to play in the stadium, are going to set up and play outside the venue before the match.’
  • ‘The Judge added that he was recommending 120 hours in lieu of two months imprisonment.’
  • ‘The donations were made in lieu of presents on the occasion of her 70th birthday.’
  • ‘This is in lieu of not being able to attend his wake in Cape Town, which I am sure will be a well-attended one.’
  • ‘Thus, a commando unit cannot use an ambulance in lieu of a jeep to conceal its activities.’
  • ‘We are prepared to pay the double time and give them the time off in lieu, but we insist that public holidays are just like any other days of the year.’
  • ‘There are basically two options: conditional exemption and offers in lieu.’
  • ‘In the extreme some people go to jail in lieu of payment of a fine - that's extremely expensive.’
  • ‘My understanding is that insurers will pay for reconstruction but will not just pay out a cheque in lieu of same.’



/ljuː/ /luː/


    in lieu
    • Instead.

      • ‘the company issued additional shares to shareholders in lieu of a cash dividend’


Middle English via French from Latin locus ‘place’.