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loc. cit.


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Common abbreviation for loco citato (Latin, ‘in the place cited’), a phrase employed in scholarly footnotes and endnotes to indicate that a quotation just given is from the same place (i.e. the same page or paragraph) as the previous quotation given from that work. This is a more specific direction than ‘ibid.’ or ‘op. cit.’, which indicate that the quotation comes from the same article or book.

Subjects: Literature.


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