locus poenitentiae

noun
locus poe·ni·ten·ti·ae | \-ˌpe-nə-ˈten-shē-ˌē, -ˌī\

Legal Definition of locus poenitentiae 

: an opportunity to withdraw from a contract or obligation before it is completed or to decide not to commit an intended crime

History and Etymology for locus poenitentiae

Late Latin, literally, place of repentance

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