Lex Loci Delicti Commissi Law and Legal Definition

Lex loci delicti commissi means the law of the place where the tort was committed. The term is commonly shortened as lex loci delicti. This phrase is commonly used in private international law. This phrase refers to the place of injury or wrong. When a case having foreign elements comes before a court the court applies private international law. In such circumstances, lex loci delicti commissi is one of the possible choice of law rules applied to cases arising from an alleged tort.