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PATERNALISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does paternalism mean? 

PATERNALISM (noun)
  The noun PATERNALISM has 1 sense:

1. the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

  Familiarity information: PATERNALISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PATERNALISM (noun)


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Meaning:

The attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("paternalism" is a kind of...):

attitude; mental attitude (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways)

Domain category:

governance; governing; government; government activity (the act of governing; exercising authority)


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