in loco parentisin lo·co pa·ren·tis
in the place of a parent, or of a parent's authority
Origin of in loco parentisClassical Latin
in loco parentis
In the position or place of a parent.
Origin of in loco parentisLatin in loc&omacron; parentis : in, in + loc&omacron; : ablative of locus, place + parentis, genitive of par&emacron;ns, parent.
From Latin in locō parentis (“in place of a parent”)
in loco parentis - Legal Definition
Acting in place of a parent.