in loco parentis


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in lo·co pa·ren·tis

 (ĭn lō′kō pə-rĕn′tĭs)
adv.
In the position or place of a parent.

[Latin in locō parentis : in, in + locō : ablative of locus, place + parentis, genitive of parēns, parent.]
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in loco parentis

(ɪn ˈləʊkəʊ pəˈrɛntɪs)
(Education) in place of a parent: said of a person acting in a parental capacity
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in lo•co pa•ren•tis

(ɪn ˈloʊ koʊ pɑˈrɛn tis; Eng. ɪn ˈloʊ koʊ pəˈrɛn tɪs)

adv. Latin.
in the place or role of a parent.
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in loco parentis

- Latin for "in the place of a parent."
See also related terms for parent.
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in loco parentis

A Latin phrase meaning in the place of a parent, used to describe someone who takes on the responsibilities of a parent.
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Adv.1.in loco parentis - in place of the parents; "we had to punish this child in loco parentis"
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Translations

in loco parentis

advan Eltern statt
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in loco parentis

[ɪnˈləukəupəˈrɛntɪs] adv (frm) to be in loco parentisfare le veci dei genitori
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Although acknowledging that the culminating event occurred on school property, the court concluded, "[w]e can discern no connection whatsoever between the playground incident and the concert at the high school which concluded at least 11/2 hours prior to the incident." Further, the court pointed to the absence of Pennsylvania precedents establishing that "in loco parentis" extends beyond the district's supervisory authority or that "on school property" equates to "under the [district's] supervision."
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Okay, she was a student, he in loco parentis and he shouldn't have done it.
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