in loco parentis

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪn ˌləʊkəʊ pəˈrɛntɪs/

Etymology[edit]

From Latin in locō parentis (in place of a parent)

Adverb[edit]

in loco parentis (not comparable)

  1. (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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References[edit]

  • 2005, Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198610572