Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    In the place of a parent. See 24 N. J. L. 680.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the place of a parent; instead of a parent; charged, factitiously, with a parent's rights, duties, and responsibllities. Wetherby v. Dixon, 19 Ves. 412; Brinkerhoff v. Merselis, 24 N. J. Law, 683; Capek v. Kropik, 129 III. 509, 21 N. E. 836 In majore summa continetur minor. 5 Coke, 115. In the greater sum is-contained the less.