ADJ-GRADEDSomeone who is paternalistic takes all the decisions for the people they govern, employ, or are responsible for.
The doctor is being paternalistic. He's deciding what information the patient needs to know...
IBM has always been a paternalistic employer.
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paternalistic — pa‧ter‧nal‧is‧tic [pəˌtɜːnəˈlɪstɪk ǁ ˌtɜːr ] adjective a paternalistic company or organization is one in which the people in charge protect the workers and give them what they need, but do not allow them to make important decisions : • Unionism… … Financial and business terms
paternalistic — adjective a) the quality of being paternal, i.e. like a father, e.g. characterized by behaving in benevolent and yet intrusive manner towards underlings With a scanty supply of laws in Hellenic commonwealths or city states what an immense vista… … Wiktionary
paternalistic — paternalism ► NOUN ▪ the policy of restricting the freedom and responsibilities of subordinates or dependents in their supposed best interest. DERIVATIVES paternalist noun & adjective paternalistic adjective … English terms dictionary
paternalistic — adjective see paternalism … New Collegiate Dictionary
paternalistic — See paternalist. * * * … Universalium
paternalistic — paternalism … Philosophy dictionary
paternalistic — paternalism … Dictionary of sociology
paternalistic — pÉ™ tÉœrnÉ™ lÉªstÉªk / tÉœËn adj. pertaining to a government system that sincerely cares about its constituents but is overly intrusive (similar to a father with his children) … English contemporary dictionary
paternalistic — pa·ter·nal·is·tic … English syllables
paternalistic — See: paternalism … English dictionary