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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lieu /ˈlu/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lieu n.  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) 2.0

      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]