paternalism - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/pəˈtɜː(r)nəˌlɪz(ə)m/
  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

derived word

paternalistic

 

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/pəˌtɜː(r)nəˈlistɪk/
adjective