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Meaning of houseparent

house•par•ent

Pronunciation: (hous'pâr"unt, -par"-), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a married couple responsible for a group of young people, as students, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc., sometimes acting solely as an advisor, but often serving as host or hostess, chaperon, housekeeper, etc.
  2. a housemother or housefather.
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