lieu lieu  /ˈlu/


  • (n) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another



  1. The artists behind the Graffiti Research Lab decorate buildings and bridges with laser beams in lieu of spray-paint.
  2. The legislature, however, has refused her calls to stop their investigation in lieu of the ethics complaint.
  3. Small mom-and pop stores, meanwhile, routinely offer candy as change in lieu of coins.


  1. New Paltz Town Board leery of tax deal for Park Point developer

    NEW PALTZ, N.Y.  — The Town Board is expected to ask the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency to deny developers of the proposed $56.2 million Park Point college housing project a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement unless the town can be assured the project’s benefit to the community outweighs the loss of property taxes.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

  2. Tacoma man pleads not guilty to harming newborn son

    An 18-year-old Tacoma man accused of abusing his 7-day-old son was ordered jailed Wednesday in lieu of $1 million bail.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  3. Town board member leads charge to end tax breaks for Medley Centre

    Irondequoit Town Board member Paul Marasco is is trying to pull together representatives from Monroe County and the East Irondequoit schools to terminate a payment-in-lieu-of taxes, or PILOT, agreement inked in 2009.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle


  1. "I think the priorities to start the [offseason] were obviously Paul, Ray, and address our center position in lieu of Perk's injury," Ainge said. "Those were our priorities right there. By [today] we'll have those three things taken care of...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Danny Ainge Source: Boston Globe

  2. "In the past, we would buy businesses in lieu of (hiring) engineers," Schmidt said.
    on May 10, 2007 By: Eric Schmidt Source: Reuters

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/ˈpæ sə ˌfaɪ /