Meaning of “paternalistic” in the English Dictionary


"paternalistic" in Business English

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uk /pəˌtɜːnəˈlɪstɪk/ us

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)