One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Law. Opportunity to withdraw from an engagement or obligation before it is finalized (so long as a particular step has not been taken); an instance of this.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in James Dalrymple. From post-classical Latin locus poenitentiae opportunity for repentance from classical Latin locus + poenitentiae, genitive of poenitentia.
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