In the position or place of a parent.
In the place of a parent, or of a parent's authority.
Acting in place of a parent.
Origin of in-loco-parentis
- Latin in locō parentis in in locō ablative of locus place parentis genitive of parēns parent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin in locō parentis (“in place of a parent”)