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locus poenitentiae

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

Legal Definition of locus poenitentiae

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

Origin and Etymology of locus poenitentiae

Late Latin, literally, place of repentance

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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