In Loco Parentis Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of In Loco Parentis, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is In Loco Parentis?

Latin word meaning ” in place of parents or instead of a parent”. It is a term or doctrine whereby someone has been given all the rights to behave, act and be a parent without going through adoption formality. Normally those who have been a custodian of children or who have been foster parents are given such priviledges.