Definition of in loco parentis in English:

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in loco parentis

Pronunciation: /ɪn ˌləʊkəʊ pəˈrɛntɪs/

adverb

(Of a teacher or other adult responsible for children) in the place of a parent: he was used to acting in loco parentis
More example sentences
  • I’m here in a sort of in loco parentis capacity because I want the judge to see that there are grown-ups who care.
  • Moreover, in their in loco parentis capacity, universities encourage students to avail themselves of a wide variety of academic, social, and health services.

Origin

Latin.

Words that rhyme with in loco parentis

apprentice, compos mentis, prentice

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Line breaks: in loco par|en¦tis

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