in lieu of

Definition

Instead of, in place of.

Use in lieu of in a sentence

He would be playing in lieu of our point guard getting hurt the previous game and having to sit out today.

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Greg decided that for Christmas this year, he would give out gift cards in lieu of presents to his family.

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After our company fired its CEO, he agreed to accept a large lump sum payment in lieu of the stock options he had been awarded over the years.

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