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in loco parentis

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adverb in lo·co pa·ren·tis \in-ˈlō-kō-pə-ˈren-təs\

Simple Definition of in loco parentis

  • law : in the place of a parent

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of in loco parentis

  1. :  in the place of a parent <school officials acting in loco parentis>

Origin and Etymology of in loco parentis

Latin


First Known Use: 1818


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in loco parentis

noun in lo·co pa·ren·tis

Definition of in loco parentis

  1. :  regulation or supervision by an administrative body (as at a university) acting in loco parentis



1968

First Known Use of in loco parentis

1968


Law Dictionary

in loco parentis

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adverb in lo·co pa·ren·tis \in-ˈlō-kō-pə-ˈren-tis\

Legal Definition of in loco parentis

  1. :  in the place of a parent <either parent of a minor, guardian, or a person standing in loco parentis to the minor — Code of Alabama>



Additional Notes on in loco parentis

In order for a person to be considered in loco parentis, he or she must have intentionally assumed the rights and duties of a parent.

Origin and Etymology of in loco parentis

Latin


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