PARENS PATRIAE

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a standard encouraging the power and interest of the government in taking care of and safeguarding minors and people who are not capable of caring for themselves or to tend to their own basic needs.

PARENS PATRIAE: "My doctor adheres strictly to the concepts outline in Paren's Patriae."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PARENS PATRIAE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/parens-patriae/ (accessed October 5, 2022).

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