topical date

n.The location where a document was created or compiled.


This phrase is a nonidiomatic translation of the Latin concept topos datum and Italian term data topica.


Duranti 1998, p. 143 In contemporary documents, the entitling is usually followed by the date, indicating the place (topical date) and/or the time (chronological date) of the compilation of the document and/or the action which the document concerns. In medieval and early modern documents, the date is in the eschatocol. In very solemn documents, the date is present in both the protocol6 and the eschatocol.