in loco parentis

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in loco parentis

Responsible for a child's well-being while his or her parents are absent. Does being a teacher ever make you nervous, having to be in loco parentis to so many young kids?
See also: loco

in ˌloco paˈrentis

(from Latin, formal) having the same responsibility for a child as a parent has: Teachers at a boarding school are acting much more in loco parentis than at a day school.The Latin phrase means in the place of a parent.
See also: loco