si·​tus | \ ˈsī-təs How to pronounce situs (audio) \

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

Examples of situs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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. WSJ, "Is Dr. Paul’s ObamaCare Treatment Optimal?," 12 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of situs

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for situs

Latin — more at site

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“Situs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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si·​tus | \ ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce situs (audio) \

Medical Definition of situs

: the place where something exists or originates : site situs of an inflammation


si·​tus | \ ˈsī-təs, ˈsē-, -ˌtu̇s How to pronounce situs (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for situs

Latin, position, site, from sinere to leave in place, allow

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