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locus

Legal Definition of locus

Etymology

    Latin Origin

Etymology

    From Latin locus

Noun

  1. "The place".

    Example: Lawyers talk of the "locus delicti" as the pace where a criminal offense was committed "in loco parentis" to refer to a person who stands in the place of a parent such as a step-parent in a common law relationship.

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Definition of locus

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈləʊkəs/, SAMPA: /"l@Uk@s/
  • (GenAm) IPA: /ˈloʊkəs/, SAMPA: /"loUk@s/
  • Rhymes: -əʊkəs

Noun

locus (plural loci)

  1. A place or locality, especially a centre of activity or the scene of a crime.

    The cafeteria was the locus of activity.

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