With Mitch McConnell soon to be in charge, look for the Senate to become the locus of attacks on campaign finance reform.
The 18th Street Gang was named after the locus of its birth in the Ramparts section.
This question of accountability has interesting links with the theory of “locus of control.”
He despised it for showing war not as an arena of bravery and honor but as a locus of dread and fear.
At the locus of policy on peace, territory and Palestinians, the picture is worse.
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 locus of the idea, of the given problem, is not the same in the two processes.
The nursing situation is the locus of all that is known and done in nursing.
And as I had no army with me, I had no locus standi for sending an ambassador.
(plural loci), 1715, "locality," from Latin locus "a place, spot, position," from Old Latin stlocus, literally "where something is placed," from PIE root *st(h)el- "to cause to stand, to place." Used by Latin writers for Greek topos. Mathematical sense by 1750.
locus lo·cus (lō'kəs)
n. pl. lo·ci (-sī', -kē, -kī')
A place; site.
The position that a given gene occupies on a chromosome.
plur. loci (loh-seye, loh-keye)
In geometry, the set of all points (and only those points) that satisfy certain conditions; these points form a curve or figure. For example, the locus of all points in space one foot from a given point is a sphere having a radius of one foot and having its center at the given point. The locus of all points in a plane one foot from a given point is a circle having a radius of one foot and having its center at the given point.