Meaning of LOCUS in English

LOCUS

Latin for "the place." For example, lawyers talk of the "locus delicti" as the pace where a criminal offense was commited or "loco parentis" to refer to a person who stands in the place of a parent such as a step-parent in a common law relationship.

Duhaime's Law English dictionary.      Английский юридический словарь Duhaime .