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#1 2006-06-02 15:38:59

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'(in) local parentis' for 'in loco parentis'

The original is a legal term, meaning ‘in place of parents,’ for the role assumed by schools, teachers and other authorities. This gets reinterpreted as ‘local parents,’ i.e., the parent-like figures in the vicinity. About 100 ghits:

We’ve said for decades that librarians can’t act in local parentis—in place of parents.

Colleges need to help students and parents understand that ‘in local parentis” is no longer present today… … nID=396386

Teachers and school administrators can act in “local parentis”, meaning they have powers…

... there is nothing as vulnerable and as stupid as a 20-year-old with a weapon, and the officers are supposed to be what we call in local PARENTIS. ... … 4_2005.htm

In local parentis, if I am correct. It could also be ad local parentis, but I don’t think it is.



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