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English definition of “in loco parentis”

in loco parentis

adjective [after verb], adverb     /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 .Parenting and caring for children
(Definition of in loco parentis adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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