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General dictionaries General (27 matching dictionaries)
  1. paternalism: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. paternalism: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. paternalism: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. paternalism: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. paternalism: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. paternalism: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Paternalism, paternalism: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. paternalism: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. paternalism: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. paternalism: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. paternalism: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. paternalism: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Paternalism, paternalism: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. paternalism: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. paternalism: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Paternalism: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Paternalism: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. paternalism: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. paternalism: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Paternalism: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. paternalism: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  22. paternalism: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  23. paternalism: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  24. paternalism: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  25. paternalism: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Paternalism: Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary [home, info]
  2. paternalism: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. paternalism: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Paternalism: Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  2. paternalism: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. paternalism: Political [home, info]
  2. PATERNALISM: Glossary of Ethical Terms [home, info]
  3. paternalism: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [home, info]

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noun:  the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

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