noun (plural loci classici /ˈlōˌsī ˈklasəˌsī/ /ˈlōˌsē ˈklasəˌsē/ /ˈlōˌkē ˈklasiˌkē/ /ˈlōˌkī ˈklasiˌkī/)
A passage considered to be the best known or most authoritative on a particular subject.
- While it may not be the locus classicus on the subject, our passage in many respects does seem to represent the final word on right worship.
- As Gerhard Von Rad states, Genesis 2: 7 is ‘a locus classicus of Old Testament anthropology.’
- Their pioneering work is still the locus classicus for these languages.
Latin, literally 'classical place'.
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Syllabification: lo·cus clas·si·cus
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