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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’
- ‘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.’
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