In-loco-parentis meaning

ĭn lō'kō pə-rĕn'tĭs
In the position or place of a parent.
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In the place of a parent, or of a parent's authority.
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Acting in place of a parent.
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(law) Assuming the place or position of a parent.

All persons in loco parentis have a responsibility to care for the child.

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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”)
    From Wiktionary