locale (n.) 1772, local, from Fr. local, noun use of local (adj.), from L. locus "place" (see LOCUS (Cf. locus)). English spelling with -e (1816) probably is based on morale or else to indicate stress.
The word's right to exist depends upon the question whether the two indispensable words locality & scene give all the shades of meaning required, or whether something intermediate is useful. [Fowler]

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