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 minorCode of Alabama
◇ In order for a person to be considered in loco parentis, he or she must have intentionally assumed the rights and duties of a parent.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

in loco parentis
adj.
(Latin) In the place of a parent; describes a situation in which someone (e.g., a teacher or camp counselor) supervising a minor temporarily assumes the legal obligations normally held by a parent or guardian.
adv.
in loco parentis

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


in loco parentis
'in place of a parent', a phrase used to describe, among others, schoolteachers who have custody of a child and the responsibility for looking after the child.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


in loco parentis
(In loh-coh par-ent-iss) Latin for "instead of a parent" or "in place of a parent." People or institutions that stand in loco parentis to a child might be a foster parent, a county custodial agency, or a boarding school.
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

in loco parentis
USA
Acting with some or all of the legal responsibility of a parent on behalf of another person without legally adopting that person. Examples include legal guardians and caretakers.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


in loco parentis
adj./adv. Latin Acting in place of a parent.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


in loco parentis
(Latin: in the place of a parent.)
The legal doctrine under which an individual assumes parental rights, duties, and obligations without going through the formalities of legal adoption.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


in loco parentis
I
[Latin, in the place of a parent.] The legal doctrine under which an individual assumes parental rights, duties, and obligations without going through the formalities of legal adoption.
II In the place of a parent.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

in loco parentis
prep.
[in loh-coh pah-rent-iss]
   Latin for "instead of a parent" or "in place of a parent," this phrase identifies a foster parent, a county custodial agency or a boarding school which is taking care of a minor, including protecting his/her rights. Thus, Boys' Town is legally in loco parentis to Johnny Boarder, aged 15, if and when he needs legal help.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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