Definition of locus standi in English:

locus standi

Pronunciation /ˌləʊkəs ˈstandʌɪ//ˌlɒkəs ˈstandʌɪ/

noun

Law
  • The right or capacity to bring an action or to appear in a court.

    ‘a foreign government which has not been recognized by the UK government has no locus standi in the English courts’
    • ‘The principle of locus standi in effect serves as a ‘gate-keeping function to exclude vexatious litigants or unworthy cases’.’
    • ‘The Respondents at the outset took up a preliminary objection that the Petitioner has no locus standi to make this application.’

Origin

Latin, literally ‘place of standing’.

Pronunciation

locus standi

/ˌləʊkəs ˈstandʌɪ//ˌlɒkəs ˈstandʌɪ/