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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.
derivations: paternalistic (adj.), paternalistically (adv.), paternalist (n.)
Word Parts
The word paternalism contains the following part:
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater