Locus in quo

Locus in quo means, in British common law, the "scene of the event",[1] or

The phrase comes from the Latin language, meaning "The place in which".[2][3][4]

In law, locus in quo refers to "the place where the cause of action arose", that is, the land to which the defendant trespassed.[5] It may also be used, more generally, as any place mentioned, that is, the venue or place mentioned.[6][7]


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  2. ^ Latin phrases site.
  3. ^ Merriam-Webster dictionary.
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  5. ^ Legal phrase web page. (Technically, it was called Trespass quare clausum fregit, "Wherefore he broke the close.")
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  7. ^ Bartleby's, citing E. Cobham Brewer, Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898).

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