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[Latin, Situation; location.] The place where a particular event occurs.

For example, the situs of a crime is the place where it was committed; the situs of a trust is the location where the trustee performs his or her duties of managing the trust.


n. Latin for location, be it where the crime or accident took place or where the building stands.


noun locale, locality, location, locus, place, placement, point, position, site, situation
Associated concepts: situs of a crime
See also: locality, situated, situation

SITUS. Situation;, location. 5 Pet. R. 524.
     2. Real estate has always a fixed situs, while personal estate has no such fixed situs; the law rei site regulates real but not the personal estate. Story, Confl. of Laws, Sec. 379.

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These types can occur in situs solitus, situs inversus or asplenia syndrome,1,3 levocardia or dextrocardia.
Situs solitus was defined as liver on the right side and the stomach on the left side, with the right inferior caval vein and the superior caval vein connecting to the systemic right atrium on the right side.
Right Bochdalek hernia and liver situs solitus in an adult.
A disseccao do coracao e de suas estruturas anatomicas permitiu classificar o caso como uma dextrocardia isolada com situs solitus, ou seja, todas as visceras abdominais em posicao normal.