: in the place of a parent <school officials acting in loco parentis>
Origin of IN LOCO PARENTIS
First Known Use: 1818
2in loco parentis noun
: regulation or supervision by an administrative body (as at a university) acting in loco parentis
First Known Use of IN LOCO PARENTIS
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