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

paternalistic

[pəˌtɜːnəˈlɪstɪk] ADJpaternalista
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paternalistic

[pəˌtɜːrnəˈlɪstɪk] adj [employer] → paternaliste
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Let me pass, briefly, to the topic of "indirect" paternalistic prohibitions--for example, prohibitions against someone's killing another person at his own request.
(7) The antipaternalist might note that these same concerns about inertia and shortsightedness could just as well apply to paternalistic agents.
They feel dislocated and threatened by "the center" in their community, and reach the same predicament in the margins yearning for an ambiguous "you" who would bring relief to their crisis or who would compensate for their incurable sense of lack in the totalizing discourse of a paternalistic universe.
In this sense, paternalistic schools draw a self-selected student population.
In this book, the author takes readers inside six of these secondary schools and reveals the secret to their success: they are paternalistic. These schools share a paternalistic ethos supporting a common school culture that prizes academic achievement, teach teens how to act according to traditional, middle-class values (e.g., diligence, politeness, cleanliness, and thrift) set and enforce exacting academic standards, and closely supervise student behavior.
If shame won't turn the Japanese then economic pain might" TV naturalist Chris Packham "I personally will make a misery of the lives of anyone who comes in here and objects based on their patriarchal, paternalistic, draconian, old-fashioned sensibilities.
Classical paternalistic leadership: A leadership style that combines both authoritarianism and benevolence.
* Classical paternalistic leadership: A leadership style that combines both authoritarianism and benevolence, with a strong focus on both task completion and the well-being of subordinates.
"The consistency in the results suggest that the effectiveness of paternalistic leadership may be more broad-based than previously thought, and it may be all about how people respond to leaders and not about where they live or the type of work they do," said Yammarino, another researcher.
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Although the army was able to maintain its recruitment goals through this paternalistic approach, the changing demographics of recruited soldiers worried some top officials.