lex loci
(lecks loh-see) Latin for the "law of the place." It means local law.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


lex loci
(Latin: The law of the place.)
The law of the state or the nation where the matter in litigation transpired.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


lex loci
I
[Latin, The law of the place.] The law of the state or the nation where the matter in litigation transpired.
II The law or custom of a place.

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  • lex loci — [leks lō′sī΄] n. [L] the law of the place …   English World dictionary

  • Lex loci — In Conflict of Laws, the term lex loci (Latin for the law of the place )Eugene Ehrich, Amo, Amas, Amat and More , p. 170, ISBN 0 06 272017 1.] is a shorthand version of the choice of law rules that determine the lex causae .The relevant rules are …   Wikipedia

  • lex loci — /leks lowsay/ The law of the place. This may be of several descriptions but, in general, lex loci is only used for lex loci contractus (q.v.). The lex loci furnishes the standard of conduct, Russ v. Atlantic Coast Line R. Co., 220 N.C. 715, 18… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lex loci — /leks lowsay/ The law of the place. This may be of several descriptions but, in general, lex loci is only used for lex loci contractus (q.v.). The lex loci furnishes the standard of conduct, Russ v. Atlantic Coast Line R. Co., 220 N.C. 715, 18… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lex loci — /leks loh suy, kee, kuy/, Law. the law of a place. [1825 35; < L lex loci] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lex loci —    Droit international privé: loi locale, c est à dire loi du lieu où s est produit un fait juridique …   Lexique de Termes Juridiques

  • lex loci — law that is in effect in a specific geographical location, local law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lex loci — [lɛks ləʊsʌɪ] noun Law the law of the country in which a transaction is performed, a tort is committed, or a property is situated. Origin L., law of the place …   English new terms dictionary

  • lex loci — The law of the place in which the circumstances on which the action is based arose or occurred, controlling that part of the litigation concerned with the substantive right or basis of the cause of action. 16 Am J2d Confl L § 11 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lex loci — n. Law the law of the country in which a transaction is performed, a tort is committed, or a property is situated. Etymology: L …   Useful english dictionary

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