in lieu


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in lieu

prep. instead. "In lieu taxes" are use taxes paid instead of sales tax. A "deed in lieu of foreclosure" occurs when a debtor just deeds the property securing the loan to the lender rather than go through the foreclosure process.

in lieu

‘in place of.
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They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
It was some time before they started for their walk; he kept an arm about her, and their sides were close together as they walked; the sun, the birds, the west wind running among the trees, a pressure, a look, the grasp tightening round a single finger, these things stood them in lieu of thought and filled their hearts with joy.
He's comfortable here and well looked after; make him an allowance, or give him a good lump sum in lieu of all claims.
In lieu of whip, he carried in his hand a great gold-headed cane, as large as any footman carries in these days, and his various modes of holding this unwieldy weapon--now upright before his face like the sabre of a horse-soldier, now over his shoulder like a musket, now between his finger and thumb, but always in some uncouth and awkward fashion--contributed in no small degree to the absurdity of his appearance.
In lieu of buckles at his knees, he wore unequal loops of packthread; and in his grimy hands he held a knotted stick, the knob of which was carved into a rough likeness of his own vile face.
Suppose, in lieu of one general system, two, or three, or even four Confederacies were to be formed, would not the same difficulty oppose itself to the operations of either of these Confederacies?
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So, in lieu of a drastic/immediate way of getting a bikini body, I've decided to go for plan B.
Mason is being held in lieu of $500 cash bail in each case to appear Aug.
In January 2012, the Tennessee Division of Insurance issued a bulletin advising that insurers may use email in lieu of the U.
WHY not donate money to Snowball, Coventry and Warwickshire's popular children's charity, in lieu of sending Christmas cards?
Prison facility overhead: Depreciation, interest, payments in lieu of real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance and repairs.