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paternalism

pa·ter·nal·ism

paternalism

 
pronunciation:
p tuhr n lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: the practice or policy of controlling or managing people in a nation, corporation, school, or the like in a paternal manner, by taking care of their needs but giving them virtually no responsibility.
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derivations: paternalistic (adj.), paternalistically (adv.), paternalist (n.)
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