lex loci

[ leks loh-sahy, -kee, -kahy ]
/ lɛks ˈloʊ saɪ, -ki, -kaɪ /

noun Law.

the law of a place.

Nearby words

  1. lewisson,
  2. lewiston,
  3. lewisville,
  4. lewy bodies,
  5. lex,
  6. lex non scripta,
  7. lex scripta,
  8. lex talionis,
  9. lex.,
  10. lexan

Origin of lex loci

First recorded in 1825–35, lex loci is from the Latin word lēx locī

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British Dictionary definitions for lex loci

lex loci

/ (ˈləʊsaɪ, -kiː) /

noun

the law of the place

Word Origin for lex loci

from Latin

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