religio loci

Latin phrase
re·​li·​gio lo·​ci | \ re-ˈli-gē-ˌō-ˈlȯ-ˌkē How to pronounce religio loci (audio) \

Definition of religio loci

: sanctity of the place : the religious aura felt to pervade a locale

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“Religio loci.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/religio%20loci. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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