One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural loci standiLaw
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 Respondents at the outset took up a preliminary objection that the Petitioner has no locus standi to make this application.’
- ‘The principle of locus standi in effect serves as a ‘gate-keeping function to exclude vexatious litigants or unworthy cases’.’
Latin, literally ‘place of standing’.
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