paternalism

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Governmentalism and paternalism have always been evils, Mr. Flower asserts.

No, paternalism is not dependable, granting that it is desirable.

Of course, the paternalism can be overdone and unwisely done.

Such were the transatlantic workings of the paternalism of Versailles.

Irresponsible absolutism has been giving way slowly to paternalism.

The paternalism of the French government is a wonderful thing.

Here is paternalism and socialism and John Lawism all combined.

Paternalism, or anything that looks like it, must be studiously avoided.

The paternalism of the address was decisive—Phranza had won.

And who are the subjects living under this Mosaic paternalism?

WORD ORIGIN

"feeling of a father for his children," 1851; "government as by a father over his children," 1866, from paternal + -ism. Related: Paternalistic (1890).

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