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Paternal government

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paternal government (Polit. Science) the assumption by the governing power of a quasi-fatherly relation to the people, involving strict and intimate supervision of their business and social concerns, upon the theory that they are incapable of managing their own affairs.
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Usage

In literature:

Is the paternal theory of government the true one?
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index" by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The Island of Valentia was, I was informed, a favourable spot on which to study the operation of paternal government.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
Dialogue on "paternal government," 121.
"A Joy For Ever" by John Ruskin
On April 7, 1814, he wrote to King Louis begging to be allowed 'to serve the true, paternal government of France!
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The federal government has undertaken vast paternal enterprises of reclamation of the desert.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Certainly, a paternal government is sometimes a good thing.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
The government was systematically organized and to a certain extent it was both paternal and communal.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Government would for the first time in the history of the world, evolve beyond paternalism.
"The Arena" by Various
He thinks the government has been paternalizing at our expense, and that only harm will come from it.
"A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike" by Charles King
But a paternal government knows better than that.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 460" by Various
Thus does the government bestow an almost paternal care on the less atrocious criminals.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
His doctrine that the duties of government are paternal, 609.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The paternal theory of government is to me odious.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
That is to say, they ask for paternal care on the part of the Government.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
We have seen it as the organ of paternal government.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Grand Duke, a most worthy gentleman, governed his states with wise firmness and paternal kindness.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6" by Eugène Sue
Paternal government, says the argument, works well; therefore, despotic government in a state will work well.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
The Japanese Government, again, adheres to a policy of extreme paternalism with regard to her colonists abroad.
"Japan and the California Problem" by Toyokichi Iyenaga
I was eye-witness to a fearful specimen of the so-called "paternal" Government's displeasure at Foo-chow some years since.
"Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh" by Augustus F. Lindley
They are really very beautiful, and something to be proud of, provided as they are for rich and poor alike by a paternal government.
"Yellowstone Nights" by Herbert Quick
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In news:

Cinema ' Paternal House': A Challenge to the Government.
Paternalism and Principle Once you accept the paternalistic premise, there is no end to government interference.
Swedish fathers currently get two months of paid paternity leave, but their government is considering whether to extend that to three months.
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