Paternalistic [adjective]

Definition of Paternalistic:

in the manner of an overbearing father

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Sentence/Example of Paternalistic:

Norway has been in the forefront in this paternalistic movement.

He might have planned a program of paternalistic propaganda in behalf of the farmers of the county.

Public regulation is regarded as a "paternalistic" survival, quite unsuited to a free and independent people.

It is always the paternalistic arm of the Government round every little son of Nippon, or the embrace of his family.

That is precisely the kind of tyranny or liberty that was enjoyed by the victims of the paternalistic laws above described.

Paternalistic control, even when entirely benevolent in intent, is generally harmful in effect.