in loco parentis

Definition of "in loco parentis"
  1. The role or position of acting as a parent or performing the duties and responsibilities of a parent
How to use "in loco parentis" in a sentence
  1. The boarding school acts in loco parentis while children are away from home.
  2. Foster parents stand in loco parentis, providing care and support for their foster children.
  3. While at summer camp, the camp counselors operate in loco parentis.

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