locus classicus


locus clas·si·cus

noun \-ˈkla-si-kəs\
plural loci clas·si·ci \-ˈkla-sə-ˌsī, -ˌkī, -ˌkē\

Definition of LOCUS CLASSICUS

1
:  a passage that has become a standard for the elucidation of a word or subject
2
:  a classic case or example

Origin of LOCUS CLASSICUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1853

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