What is locus poenitentiae? 3 Answers as of December 31, 2010

What is locus poenitentiae?

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Givner & Kaye
Givner & Kaye | Bruce Givner
Locus poenitentiae is a Latin phrase associated with contractual law which means opportunity to withdraw from a contract or obligation before it is completed or to decide not to commit an intended crime. This signifies repentance in the context of criminal law and provides an opportunity of withdrawing from a projected contract, before the parties are finally bound or of abandoning the intention of committing a crime.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/31/2010
LT Pepper Law
LT Pepper Law | Luke T. Pepper
It is the idea of withdrawing from a contract before the parties are finally bound or abandoning the intention of committing a crime before it has been completed.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 12/29/2010
Meyer & Yee, LLP
Meyer & Yee, LLP | Kent W. Meyer
Literally this signifies a place of repentance; in law, it is the opportunity of withdrawing from a projected contract, before the parties are finally bound; or of abandoning the intention of committing a crime, before it has been completed.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/28/2010
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