from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make paternal; to place in a fatherly role.
- v. control organizations, things etc. disregarding people's freedom and responsibility under guise and pretense of knowing what would be good and proper for them
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat paternally; especially, to support and control so as to make dependent instead of self-reliant: used of governmental action.
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