In loco parentis – In the place of a parent (a teacher or other adult)
(Pronounced in lo-co puh-ren-tis)
To remember the definition of the word in loco parentis, use the following mnemonic:
In the locomotive, I waved goodbye to my parents (In loco parentis) and at the other end, I would meet people in place of my parents.
Examples of in loco parentis in a sentence
Teachers at a boarding school are acting much more in loco parentis than at a day school.
The Kentucky high court decided in loco parentis justified that rule.
We had to punish this child in loco parentis.