genius loci

noun
genius lo·​ci | \-ˈlō-ˌsī, -ˌkē\

Definition of genius loci 

1 : the pervading spirit of a place

2 : a tutelary deity of a place

First Known Use of genius loci

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for genius loci

Latin

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