- in the place cited.
Origin of loc. cit.
From the Latin word locō citātō
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- loco citato
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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper