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paternalistic

[ puh-tur-nl-is-tik ]
/ p蓹藢t蓽r nl藞瑟s t瑟k /
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adjective
(of governance, management, or behavior) based in a system positing that authority knows best; outwardly benevolent, but often in a condescending or controlling way:In the paternalistic model of medicine, the doctor adopts the role of decision-maker and dictates what would be best for the patient.We sought a less paternalistic and more enabling role for the school board, one guided by community engagement and support.
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Origin of paternalistic

OTHER WORDS FROM paternalistic

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