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locus standi

(law) the right of a party to appear and be heard before a court
Word Origin
from Latin: a place for standing
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  • We had no "locus standi" for complaining of this change and did not complain.

  • The result is that you have no locus standi as a resident in the house.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • And as I had no army with me, I had no locus standi for sending an ambassador.

    The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
  • But without an appeal to conscience the satirist has no locus standi.

  • There was no "locus standi," as you would call it, for opposition.

  • In order to have a locus standi, an opponent must, as a rule, show that the bill may affect his property or business.

  • It is, of course, unnecessary to describe here all the kinds of private interest that will furnish a locus standi.

  • He had no position at all towards the child—no rights, no control, no voice, no locus standi whatsoever.

    Peccavi E. W. Hornung
  • In the situation which their marriage would create he could see no locus standi for himself at all.

  • People elbowing and pushing in order to get a locus standi near the clerks; the doors are continually opening and shutting.

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