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noun [uncountable]     paternalism pronunciation in British English
  1. a system in which someone in authority advises and helps people but also controls them by not letting them make their own decisions and choices

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     paternalistic pronunciation in British English
/pəˌtɜː(r)nəˈlistɪk/ adjective

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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