lex loci contractus

noun
lex lo·​ci con·​trac·​tus | \ -ˈlō-ˌsī-kən-ˈtrak-təs, -ˈlō-kē-kȯn-ˈträk-tu̇s \

Legal Definition of lex loci contractus

: the law of the place where a contract was made or to be performed

History and Etymology for lex loci contractus

New Latin, law of the place of the contract

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“Lex loci contractus.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/lex%20loci%20contractus. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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