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loc. cit.

abbreviation (in textual annotation)
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loco citato
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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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loc. cit.

Latin loco citato (in the place cited)
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