Definition of Parens patriae:
Right of a state, as the sovereign protector of its people, to prosecute a case on behalf of a legally disable citizen. Latin for, parent of the country.
The government, or any other authority, regarded as the legal protector of citizens unable to protect themselves.
Right of a court to make decisions on behalf of persons incapable of making them, such as minors and those incapacitated by a disability.
How to use Parens patriae in a sentence?
- Parens patriae jurisdiction.
Meaning of Parens patriae & Parens patriae Definition