Definition of in loco parentis in English:

in loco parentis

adjective & adverb

  • (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’
    • ‘Moreover, in their in loco parentis capacity, universities encourage students to avail themselves of a wide variety of academic, social, and health services.’
    • ‘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.’




in loco parentis

/ɪn ˌləʊkəʊ pəˈrɛntɪs/