In-loco-parentis Definition

ĭn lōkō pə-rĕntĭs
adverb
In the place of a parent, or of a parent's authority.
Webster's New World
Acting in place of a parent.
Webster's New World Law

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

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