paternalism definition

  • noun:
    • an insurance plan or practice of managing or regulating folks in a fatherly manner, especially by giving with regards to their needs without providing them with legal rights or duties.
    • the treatment of individuals in a fatherly manner, specially by looking after them but occasionally being stern together
    • the idea or rehearse of paternal government. See Paternal government, under paternal.
    • Paternal attention or government; particularly, extortionate government regulation regarding the exclusive matters and business techniques and passions of those; undue solicitude for the main government for defense of the people and their interests, and disturbance therewith.
    • the mindset (of you or a government) that subordinates must certanly be managed in a fatherly technique their own good

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