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A Latin phrase referring to a person treated as a parent by a child, and that has established a meaningful parental relationship with them over a period but are not legally or biologically their parent.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
in loco parentis (adverb)
in the place of a parent - school officials acting in loco parentis
in loco parentis (noun)
regulation or supervision by an administrative body (as at a university) acting in loco parentis
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