from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In the position or place of a parent.
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- adv. Assuming the place or position of a parent
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In place of a parent.
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- adv. in place of the parents
Latin in locō parentis : in, in + locō : ablative of locus, place + parentis, genitive of parēns, parent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin in locō parentis ("in place of a parent") (Wiktionary)