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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

Origin and Etymology of locus poenitentiae

Late Latin, literally, place of repentance


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