loc. cit. [lok sit] Word Origin
- in the place cited.
Origin of loc. cit. From the Latin word locō citātō Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for loc. cit. loc. cit. abbreviation for (in textual annotation)
- loco citato
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for loc. cit.
1854, abbreviation of Latin loco citato or locus citatus “in the place cited;” hence, “in the book that has been previously quoted.”
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