Definition of situs
: the place where something exists or originates; specifically : the place where something (such as a right) is held to be located in law
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For example, an insurer with situs in Alabama could sell its policies in New York without meeting New York requirements for policy forms or capital surplus requirements.
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Legal Definition of situs
: a location that is or is held to be the site of something (as property or a crime or tort) and that commonly determines jurisdiction over it the situs of a conspiracy
Origin and Etymology of situs
Latin, position, site, from sinere to leave in place, allow
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