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English definition of “in loco parentis”

in loco parentis

adjective [after verb], adverb uk   /ɪnˌləʊ.kəʊ.pəˈren.tɪs/ us    /-ˌloʊ.koʊ.pəˈren.t̬ɪs/ formal
being responsible for a child while the child's parents are absent: While children are in school, teachers are legally in loco parentis.
(Definition of in loco parentis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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