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


in loco parentis

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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: in loco parentis