Latin for “place” (plural: loci). The place where something occurs or is located. Term is often used in legal Latin phrases, for example:
- Locus delicit is the place where the crime or tort occurred.
- Locus sigilli means the “place of seal” on a contract or written document.
- Locus contractus is the place where last act is performed that makes an agreement a binding contract.
[Last updated in June of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]