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locus standi Line breaks: locus standi
Pronunciation: /ˌləʊkəs ˈstandʌɪ/
/ˌlɒkəs ˈstandʌɪ/

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Definition of locus standi in English:

noun (plural loci standi ˌləʊsʌɪ ˈstandʌɪˌlɒkiː ˈstandiː)

The right or capacity to bring an action or to appear in a court: a foreign government which has not been recognized by the UK government has no locus standi in the English courts
More example sentences
  • The Respondents at the outset took up a preliminary objection that the Petitioner has no locus standi to make this application.
  • The principle of locus standi in effect serves as a ‘gate-keeping function to exclude vexatious litigants or unworthy cases’.


Latin, literally 'place of standing'.

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