Definition of in loco parentis adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

in loco parentis

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ɪn ˌloʊkoʊ pəˈrɛntəs//
 
(from Latin)(formal)
 
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having the same responsibility for a child as a parent has The staff have a position of trust; they stand in loco parentis to all the children for whom they are responsible.
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