psychological parent

Definition of "psychological parent"
  1. An individual who is not biologically related to a child, but who the child perceives as their parent, often referred to as a 'de facto' parent
How to use "psychological parent" in a sentence
  1. The child, despite being adopted, always saw her adopter as her psychological parent.
  2. Being the one who raised him, his aunt assumed the role of his psychological parent.
  3. After the divorce, his stepmother continued to serve as his psychological parent.

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