[ US /pəˈtɝnəˌɫɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /pətˈɜːnəlˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. 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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How To Use paternalism In A Sentence

  • He remained throughout his life motivated by an abiding belief in the twin myths of racial paternalism and national mission.
  • An act of paternalism, in short, overrides the value of autonomous choice on grounds of beneficence. The Principle of Beneficence in Applied Ethics
  • Reform everywhere was initiated from above; Enlightenment sovereigns perpetuated the paternalism of the previous century's absolutist princes.
  • He gets a job working for IBM, the acme of corporate, conformist paternalism, the antithesis of bohemianism.
  • This kind of paternalism will not solve the problem.
  • The paternalism of scientific positivism coincides directly with capitalist culture's feminizing of amateurism.
  • Thanks to your misguided paternalism, racial tension will always be front and center.
  • Not only did these men share the hardships of combat, their very survival imbued many with a pre-disposition to paternalism.
  • Extreme paternalism is a parasite sucking on a dry host, it will tend to allow some capitalism to fatten up its victim. Incumbents and Government, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • For public health policy to be realised, paternalism must be replaced by active encouragement of patients to participate in their own care.
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