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LO'CAL, adjective [Latin localis; from locus, place, loco. See Lay.]

1. Pertaining to a place, or to a fixed or limited portion of space. We say, the local situation of the house is pleasant. We are often influenced in our opinions by local circumstances.

2. Limited or confined to a spot, place, or definite district; as a local custom. The yellow fever is local in its origin, and often continues for a time, to be a local disease.

3. In law, local actions are such as must be brought in a particular county, where the cause arises; distinguished from transitory actions.