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loc. cit.

[lok sit]
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  1. in the place cited.
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Origin of loc. cit.

From the Latin word locō citātō
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British Dictionary definitions for loc. cit.

loc. cit.

abbreviation for (in textual annotation)
  1. loco citato
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Word Origin and History for loc. cit.

1854, abbreviation of Latin loco citato or locus citatus "in the place cited;" hence, "in the book that has been previously quoted."

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