Definition of locus communis in English:

locus communis

noun

  • A commonplace.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Elyot (c1490–1546), humanist and diplomat. From classical Latin locus communis.

Pronunciation

locus communis

/ˌlɒkəs kəˈmjuːnɪs//ˌləʊkəs kəˈmjuːnɪs/