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in loco parentis

legal Latin, 1640s in English, literally "in the place of a parent," from loco, ablative of locus "a place" (see locus (n.)) + parentis, genitive of parens "parent" (see parent (n.)).

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Definitions of in loco parentis

in loco parentis (adv.)
in place of the parents;
we had to punish this child in loco parentis
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