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in loco parentis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In the position or place of a parent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Assuming the place or position of a parent

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In place of a parent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in place of the parents

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • Ergo, in the absence of his father, Captain Stuart, I stand in loco parentis to Master Charles Edward.

    Hokas Pokas

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