lex loci rei sitae

noun

lex loci rei si·​tae
-¦rāˈsiˌtī
variants or lex situs
-ˈsiˌtüs
: the law of the place where a property is situated

Word History

Etymology

lex loci rei sitae from New Latin, law of the place of the situated property; lex situs from New Latin, law of the site

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“Lex loci rei sitae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lex%20loci%20rei%20sitae. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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