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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.
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(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
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pa•ter•nal•ism(pəˈtɜr nlˌɪz əm)
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.
pa•ter′nal•ist, n., adj.
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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
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|Noun||1.||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"
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paternalism[pəˈtɜːnəlɪzəm] N → paternalismo m
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paternalism[pəˈtɜːrnəlɪzəm] n → paternalisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Bevormundung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
paternalism[pəˈtɜːnəlɪzm] n → paternalismo
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