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locus poenitentiae n
[Late Latin, literally, place of repentance]
: an opportunity to withdraw from a contract or obligation before it is completed or to decide not to commit an intended crime
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.