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In Loco Parentis

in loco parentis adv

[Latin]
: in the place of a parent [either parent of a minor, guardian, or a person standing in loco parentis to the minor "Code of Alabama"] NOTE: 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.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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