Definition of paternalistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paternalistic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌtɜːnəˈlɪstɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɜːrnəˈlɪstɪk//
 
(also paternalist)(sometimes disapproving)
 
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(of a government or an employer) protecting the people who are governed or employed by providing them with what they need, but not giving them any responsibility or freedom of choice a paternalistic employer