Parens patriae

Parens patriae,

Definition of Parens patriae:

  1. 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.

  2. The government, or any other authority, regarded as the legal protector of citizens unable to protect themselves.

  3. 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?

  1. Parens patriae jurisdiction.

Meaning of Parens patriae & Parens patriae Definition