the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, businesses, nations, etc., in the manner of a father dealing benevolently and often intrusively with his children; the system of governing a country as a father would a child
the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty; supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.
to work, one with another; to cooperate, usually willingly, with an enemy nation, especially with an enemy occupying one's country
zealous, ardent, impassioned; marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; characterized by great force or energy
having "mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action
the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect
relating to, occurring on, or involving one side only; undertaken or done by or on behalf of one side, party, or faction only; not mutual
the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
to injure (tissues) by force or by thermal, chemical, etc., agents; inflict a trauma upon
not yielding or swerving in determination or resolution, as of or from opinions, convictions, ambitions, ideals, etc.
fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief; an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary, external; related to the key issue but not of central importance
to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly; to send violently or abruptly
reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.