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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.paternalistic - benevolent but sometimes intrusive
paternal - characteristic of a father
Translations

paternalistic

[pəˌtɜːnəˈlɪstɪk] ADJpaternalista

paternalistic

[pəˌtɜːrnəˈlɪstɪk] adj [employer] → paternaliste
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Milton Friedman wrote that "the paternalistic ground for government activity is in many ways the most troublesome to a liberal; for it involves the acceptance of a principle--that some shall decide for others--which he finds objectionable in most applications.
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From the founding of the company as a paternalistic entity, through the growth of a community around the plant, the author (history and Social Sciences, Gardner-Webb University) demonstrates the trade-offs between personal freedom and the sense of collective identity that had emerged among the workers at the plant.
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