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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“Locus poenitentiae.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/locus%20poenitentiae. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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