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IN LOCO PARENTIS Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the place of a parent; instead of a parent; charged, factitiously,with a parent’s rights, duties, andresponsibilities. Wetherby v. Dixon, 19 Yes. 412; Rrinkerhoff v. Merselis, 24 N. J. Daw,GS3; Capek v. Kropik, 129 111. 509, 21 N. E. 830.In majore gumma continetur minor.5 Coke, 115. In the greater sum is contained the less.


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