in loco parentis


1in lo·co pa·ren·tis

adverb \in-ˈlō-kō-pə-ˈren-təs\

law : in the place of a parent

Full Definition of IN LOCO PARENTIS

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

Origin of IN LOCO PARENTIS

Latin
First Known Use: 1818

2in loco parentis

noun

Definition of IN LOCO PARENTIS

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

First Known Use of IN LOCO PARENTIS

1968

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