Definition of in loco parentis in English:

in loco parentis

adverb & adjective

  • (of a teacher or other adult responsible for children) in the place of a parent:

    [as adverb] ‘he was used to acting in loco parentis’
    [as adjective] ‘they adhered to an in loco parentis approach when dealing with students’
    • ‘I’m 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.’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

in loco parentis

/ɪn ˌləʊkəʊ pəˈrɛntɪs/