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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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Translations
BevormundungPaternalismus

paternalism

[pəˈtɜːnəlɪzəm] Npaternalismo m
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paternalism

[pəˈtɜːrnəlɪzəm] npaternalisme m
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paternalism

nBevormundung f
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paternalism

[pəˈtɜːnəlɪzm] npaternalismo
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You would begin talking to some poor devil who had worked in one shop for the last thirty years, and had never been able to save a penny; who left home every morning at six o'clock, to go and tend a machine, and come back at night too tired to take his clothes off; who had never had a week's vacation in his life, had never traveled, never had an adventure, never learned anything, never hoped anything--and when you started to tell him about Socialism he would sniff and say, "I'm not interested in that--I'm an individualist!" And then he would go on to tell you that Socialism was "paternalism," and that if it ever had its way the world would stop progressing.
These difficulties with identifying a collective intent create problems for a theory of paternalism that relies on intent.
A central argument, applicable to any kind of paternalism (soft or hard, means or ends), is that errors are more likely to come from officials than from individuals.
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Answering questions like this requires, first and foremost, a definition of paternalism, but traditional notions of paternalism are not up for the task.
This article analyzes privacy agreement texts and cookie consent information collected from 60 news sites in three countries (U.S., UK, and Sweden) within the context of paternalism. The goal of this study is to explore how paternalism is present in news media companies' stated reasons for collecting behavioral data.
Examining Everett's interrogation of white paternalism in the South is integral to understanding the ongoing shift in literary categories that pushes critics to ask whether these categories--particularly African American and southern--continue to be useful for twenty-first-century literatures.
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After elucidating the potential problems of hubris, paternalism, projection, and failure, I raise a hypothetical example to press these concerns, focusing on the permissibility of deception.
Though the author posits in the introduction that the descendants of colonial era Minorcan immigrants helped maintain Spanish-era moderation in terms of race relations during the antebellum period, he generally ignores this contention throughout the book and does not address their role in his conclusion, which consists of only a few pages conflated into the final chapter titled "Land, Paternalism, and Laws." More extended analysis of these arguments would have strengthened this work.