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1. paternalism

noun. ['pəˈtɝːnəˌlɪzəm'] the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good.

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  • -ism (English)
  • paternal (English)
  • paternal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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