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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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Buckle characterizes herself as maternalistic and patronizing, as well as victimized.
Beginning with a discussion on welfare reform in the United States from the colonial period to the present, Bartkowski and Regis surmise that there has been a notable shift from a maternalistic system, which approaches governmental assistance as an obligation and directly distributes aid to poor individuals, to a more paternalistic system, which approaches governmental assistance as unnecessary and encourages the contracting out of social services to bidding private organizations.
In the limited research and public representations made about these women, they have been depicted primarily in terms of their dependence on men's incomes and jobs, materialistic support of industrial practices, misguided conservatism and/or maternalistic attachments to their families.
While the steady stream of references to domestics and the prescription of maternalistic behavior towards them implied the acceptability of hiring domestic help in colonial Bengal, the employment of servants in new middle-class homes was often scrutinized with suspicion by the same ideologues writing the manuals.
According to Dr Bernie Soriano of PAGASA, naming cyclones after females simply reflects 'Filipinos' maternalistic Nature', the endearing affection felt towards their mothers, girlfriends and elder sisters.
70) With her mother recently deceased, Manuela craves affection from the widely adored von Bernburg, a 'champion of a maternalistic humanitarianism' who is opposed to the school's totalitarian Prussian codes.
Haney's exhaustive treatise begins with a premise that the essential characteristics of the Hungarian welfare state have morphed three times during a 50 year period, from a regime type she terms Welfare Society (1948-1968) to a Maternalistic model (1968-1985) and final to a Liberal incarnation (1985-1996).
these poor women with a maternalistic sense of pity, advocating public
The artistic director gratifies his special need to relate to people in a highly accentuated paternalistic and maternalistic fashion," says the inimitable Dr.
The government of the "bad old days" was paternalistic, whereas the present kind of Western government may be called maternalistic.
Although children's book editorship, especially in McElderry's tradition, does often involve maternalistic and nurturing elements, as we shall discuss, many of the matriarchal figures who pioneered the profession were anything but maternal.