Definitions for "In Loco Parentis"
Latin.] "In the place of parents." Refers to someone other than the parents acting on behalf of a child in a juvenile proceeding.
Literally, "in place of the parent." With regard to education, the term refers to the supervision of a minor by a school when a parent is not present. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, colleges and universities supervised students in loco parentis; in recent decades, institutions of higher education have been moving increasingly away from this responsibility, in part because of recent Supreme Court decisions.
(lat.) in the place of the parent