(with reference to a teacher or other adult responsible for children) in the place of a parent.‘he was used to acting in loco parentis’
- ‘Im here in a sort of in loco parentis capacity because I want the judge to see that there are grown-ups who care.’
- ‘Moreover, in their in loco parentis capacity, universities encourage students to avail themselves of a wide variety of academic, social, and health services.’
Acting or done in the place of a parent.
- ‘they adhered to an in loco parentis approach when dealing with students’
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