lex loci

PRONUNCIATION:(leks LOH-sy, -kee, -ky)

MEANING:noun: The law of the place.

ETYMOLOGY:From Latin lex (law) + locus (place). Earliest documented use: 1832.

NOTES: Lex loci says that the law of that country or jurisdiction applies where the act was done.

TEX LOCI (noun) - if you wanna play music in Texas you'd better have a fiddle in the band.