locus poenitentiae

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, iterally "place of repentance".

Phrase[edit]

locus poenitentiae

  1. (law) Opportunity to withdraw from an ongoing process of committing oneself to an obligation, before such commitment is finalized; opportunity to abstain from committing an intended crime before it is too late.