in loco parentis

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in loco parentis

[in lō′kō pəren′tis]
Etymology: L, in the parents' place
the assumption by a person or institution of the parental obligations of caring for a child without adoption.

in lo·co pa·ren·tis

(in lōkō pă-rentis)
Latin expression meaning in place of the parents; legal obligation of a nonparental authority to provide a level of care equal to that of parents.