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pa·ter·nal·ism

 (pə-tûr′nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
A policy or practice of treating or governing people in a fatherly manner, especially by providing for their needs without giving them rights or responsibilities.

pa·ter′nal·ist adj. & n.
pa·ter′nal·is′tic adj.
pa·ter′nal·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

paternalism

(pəˈtɜːnəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the attitude or policy of a government or other authority that manages the affairs of a country, company, community, etc, in the manner of a father, esp in usurping individual responsibility and the liberty of choice
paˈternalist n, adj
paˌternalˈistic adj
paˌternalˈistically adv

pa•ter•nal•ism

(pəˈtɜr nlˌɪz əm)

n.
the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, businesses, nations, etc., in the manner of a father dealing benevolently and often intrusively with his children.
[1880–85]
pa•ter′nal•ist, n., adj.
pa•ter`nal•is′tic, adj.

paternalism

fatherlike control over subordinates in government. — paternalist, n.paternalistic, adj.
See also: Government
fatherlike control over subordinates or employees in business. — paternalist, n.paternalistic, adj.
See also: Trade
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paternalism - the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
Translations
BevormundungPaternalismus

paternalism

[pəˈtɜːnəlɪzəm] Npaternalismo m

paternalism

[pəˈtɜːrnəlɪzəm] npaternalisme m

paternalism

nBevormundung f

paternalism

[pəˈtɜːnəlɪzm] npaternalismo
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