Meaning of locus in quo in English:

locus in quo


  • 1Law
    The location at which an alleged trespass has been committed, or where a distraint has been made. Now also more generally: the scene of an alleged offence or disputed event.

  • 2The place in question; the (notional) location of something.


locus in quo

/ˌləʊkəs ɪn ˈkwəʊ/ /ˌlɒkəs ɪn ˈkwəʊ/


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Brownlow (1553–1638), legal official. From classical Latin locus in quō the place in which from locus place + in + quō, ablative of quī which.