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English definition of “paternalistic”

paternalistic

adjective
 
 
/pəˌtɜːnəˈlɪstɪk/
used to describe an organization in which the workers are looked after well by the employers who make good decisions for them but prevent them from taking responsibility themselves: The company was a classic paternalistic employer: it built affordable housing for its workers, and provided pensions, health care, and education benefits. a paternalistic approach/attitude/culture
(Definition of paternalistic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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