in loco parentis
I. adverb Etymology: Latin Date: 1818 in the place of a parent <
school officials acting in loco parentis
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II. noun Date: 1968 regulation or supervision by an administrative body (as at a university) acting in loco parentis

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  • in loco parentis — in lo·co pa·ren·tis /in lō kō pə ren tis/ adv [Latin]: in the place of a parent either parent of a minor, guardian, or a person standing in loco parentis to the minor Code of Alabama ◇ In order for a person to be considered in loco parentis, he… …   Law dictionary

  • In loco parentis — es una locución latina utilizada en Derecho que se podría traducir al castellano como En lugar de los padres. Se refiere a la toma de algunas responsabilidades legales paternas por una persona u organización. La corte americana aplicó… …   Wikipedia Español

  • in loco parentis — in lo|co pa|ren|tis [ın ˌləukəu pəˈrentıs US ˌloukou ] adv formal or law [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: in the place of a parent ] having the responsibilities of a parent for someone else s child ▪ As a teacher, you should regard yourself as… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • in loco parentis — in lo|co pa|ren|tis [ ın ,loukou pə rentıs ] adverb LEGAL if an adult acts in loco parentis to a child who is not their child, they take responsibility for looking after that child …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • in loco parentis — [in lō′kō΄ pə ren′tis] [L] in the place of a parent, or of a parent s authority …   English World dictionary

  • in loco parentis — Latin, lit. in the place of a parent (see PARENT (Cf. parent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • in loco parentis — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ in the place of a parent. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • in loco parentis — Aceptación, por parte de una persona o institución, de las obligaciones paternas del cuidado de un niño, sin adoptarlo. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • In loco parentis — The term in loco parentis , Latin for in the place of a parent or instead of a parent, cite web |url=http://dictionary.law.com/default2.asp?typed=in+loco+parentis type=1 submit1.x=86 submit1.y=20 submit1=Look+up |title=Law.com Law Dictionary in… …   Wikipedia

  • in loco parentis — adverb /ɪn ˌləʊkəʊ pəˈrɛntɪs/ Assuming the place or position of a parent All persons in loco parentis have a responsibility to care for the child See Also: in loco parentum …   Wiktionary

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