locus poenitentiae

Definition of "locus poenitentiae"
  1. A chance to cancel a contract or obligation before its finalization, or the decision to refrain from committing a planned crime
How to use "locus poenitentiae" in a sentence
  1. The contracting party was given a locus poenitentiae to reconsider their decision before making the deal official.
  2. The felon benefited from the concept of locus poenitentiae by splitting from the conspiracy before the crime was committed.
  3. Legally, locus poenitentiae offers a period of grace for an offender contemplating a crime to change their mind.

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