Definition of lex loci in English:

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lex loci

Pronunciation: /lɛks ˈləʊsʌɪ/


[mass noun] Law
The law of the country in which a transaction is performed, a tort is committed, or a property is situated.
Example sentences
  • The law to be applied to a tort is the lex loci delicti, or law of the place where the activity occurred.
  • When one looks at the lex loci delicti of this tort that occurred on the high seas, one says, ‘What is the law applying to the place of this tort?’
  • If one assumes that it is the lex loci delicti comisi, the question then arises: what law is there on the high seas?


Latin, 'law of the place'.

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