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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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Bixio's discriminatory and prejudicial remarks transform Poulet's ethnicity into race, as he is denied equality to Garibaldi's officers due to "il fatto che e siciliano." When Bixio gets frustrated with Poulet because "Non ha impedito che la canaglia mettesse mani sulle carte del municipio," he paternalistically reminds him, "Non siamo venuti in Sicilia per ritoccare i confini sulle mappe catastali...
agencies often don't have to paternalistically settle those debates
In his "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," he famously criticized the white Christian moderate who "paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another [person's] freedom" by telling black Americans "to wait for a 'more convenient season.'" Later in the letter, with language that sounds remarkably like good Catholic theology, King writes:
Taliaferro had always viewed Native nations paternalistically persuading Dakota, Ojibwe and Ho-Chunk leaders to sign away their ancestral land rights out of the belief that they needed to assimilate into Western society to survive.
But many commentators said lyrics such as "there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas" and "where the only water flowing/ is the bitter sting of tears" paternalistically stereotyped a continent.
Some states have reflexively and paternalistically banned such loans because they consider them usurious.
For example, state regulators of abusive marriages would threaten privacy and probably act paternalistically. These notions distinguish Taylor from many liberal scholars who advocate greater government involvement in the lives of citizens, oblivious to the greater control ceded to the government by such proposals.
'The marauders are naughty children who can be admonished, paternalistically, into good neighbourly conduct.
"No man can set his foot upon my ground without my licence." (59) French law, more paternalistically, constrained the right to consent.
He did stand for something in the public mind: He would be tough against crime and drugs, ready to fill Manila Bay with 100,000 corpses; he would be firm against China, flying the Philippine flag in the Chinese coast guard's face while riding on a jet ski; he would take care of his people, the same way he paternalistically took care of Davao City; he would negotiate an honorable peace with communist insurgents and with Moro separatists, because he understood their struggle; not least, he would be decisive, unlike President Noynoy Aquino.
“It’s more for an organization that might be very paternalistically oriented toward its employees, so it feels OK saying, ‘We’re going to make it hard to not participate.’ But that is a slippery slope: Some employees might not be contributing because they can’t afford to, and they might end up taking on more [personal] debt if they are re-enrolled into the plan.
A person is paternalistically altruistic towards another person if he cares about another person's consumption of a particular good (e.g., he cares about her safety; see Flores, 2002).