paternalistically


paternalistically

noun

  1. 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: The employees objected to the paternalism of the old president.

noun

  1. 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

n.“feeling of a father for his children,” 1851; “government as by a father over his children,” 1866, from paternal + -ism. Related: Paternalistic (1890).

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