\pəɹˈɛnz pˈatɹɪˌiː], \pəɹˈɛnz pˈatɹɪˌiː], \p_ə_ɹ_ˈɛ_n_z p_ˈa_t_ɹ_ɪ__ˌiː]\
Definitions of PARENS PATRIAE
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i) It is the right held by the court to take a reasonable decision on the part of a person who is unable to make one for himself. Usually, such people suffer from disabilities, rendering it impossible for them to make the right decision. Ii) The right withheld by the court to begin prosecuting a case on behalf of a legal, disabled citizen.
By Henry Campbell Black
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- aggressively self-assured, though not necessarily lacking in confidence; "she was quiet and nonassertive as took control"