Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Position, especially normal or original position, as of a body organ or part.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Situation; site.
  • noun In biol., archæol., etc., the proper or original site, place, position, or location of a part or organ, or of any other thing: chiefly in the phrase in situ, in place—that is, not disturbed or disarranged by dissection, excavation, or other process of examination.
  • noun In law, situation in contemplation of law; locality, actual or recognized.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged; also, the position of the parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The position, especially the usual, normal position, of a body part or part of a plant.
  • noun The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged.
  • noun law The location of a property as used for taxation or other legal purposes.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin situs ("position, site")

Examples

  • Mr. Lasch sneers at "jargon" but is obviously unaware that the term situs is a transposition of Max Weber's notion of Stände, and denotes the vertical differentiation of a society as against stratum, which is a horizontal differentiation.

    An Exchange on Post-Industrial Society

  • The chambers, valves and major vessels of the patient's heart were in the reverse position, in the condition called situs inversus solitaris with dextrocardia.

    Analysis

  • Maybe the King of Spain and the President of Brazil have no more important concerns than the situs of sporting events, but the reason why they can take time off in Copenhagen is that our President is responsible for the safety of the whole world.

    If the President Had Stayed Home

  • Maybe the King of Spain and the President of Brazil have no more important concerns than the situs of sporting events, but the reason why they can take time off in Copenhagen is that our President is responsible for the safety of the whole world.

    Stromata Blog:

  • To have made such a deliberate decision to “turn off the Constitution” would have required the military commanders or other Executive officials making the situs determination to anticipate the complex litigation history set forth above and predict the Boumediene decision long before it camedown.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » No Habeas Jurisdiction Over Bagram Air Force Base

  • Maybe the King of Spain and the President of Brazil have no more important concerns than the situs of sporting events, but the reason why they can take time off in Copenhagen is that our President is responsible for the safety of the whole world.

    Sports

  • To have made such a deliberate decision to “turn off the Constitution” would have required the military commanders or other Executive officials making the situs determination to anticipate the complex litigation history set forth above and predict the Boumediene decision long before it camedown.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » No Habeas Jurisdiction Over Bagram Air Force Base

  • One is what they would do is create protest zones where people were allowed to protest far from the situs of their particular protest so if the convention center was holding ...

    Printing: Interview With Pro-Bono Civil Rights Defense Attorney Paul Hetznecker

  • One is what they would do is create protest zones where people were allowed to protest far from the situs of their particular protest so if the convention center was holding ...

    Interview With Pro-Bono Civil Rights Defense Attorney Paul Hetznecker

  • One is what they would do is create protest zones where people were allowed to protest far from the situs of their particular protest so if the convention center was holding ...

    Rob Kall: Interview With Pro-Bono Civil Rights Defense Attorney Paul Hetznecker

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