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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
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The attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
Hypernyms ("paternalism" is a kind of...):
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