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paternal of, concerning, or typical of a father. [3 definitions]
paternalism 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.
paternity the fact or state of being a father; fatherhood. [4 definitions]
paternoster the Lord's Prayer, esp. when said in Latin. [2 definitions]
path a track beaten by the feet of people or animals. [4 definitions]
pathetic arousing feelings of pity, sorrow, or tender concern. [2 definitions]
pathetic fallacy the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, a technique esp. used in literature as in the sentence, "The angry waves pounded the beach".
pathfinder one who finds or makes a path or way, usu. through unexplored areas.
-pathic feeling or suffering in (such) a way or as a result of (such) a condition. [2 definitions]
pathless combined form of path.
patho- suffering; disease.
pathogen any organism that causes disease, such as a bacterium or virus.
pathogenesis the forming or development of disease.
pathogenic producing or being capable of causing disease. [2 definitions]
pathological of or related to disease or pathology. [2 definitions]
pathology the scientific study of the causes, nature, and results of bodily disease. [2 definitions]
pathophysiology changes in the body associated with a particular disease or injury, or the study of such changes.
pathos a quality in life or art that evokes pity, sadness, or compassion. [2 definitions]
pathway a route; path; course.
-pathy feeling or suffering. [3 definitions]
patience the ability to steadfastly endure misfortune, pain, or hardship. [3 definitions]