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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]