tutelage

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tutela (a watching, guardianship, protection), from tueri (to watch, guard); see tuition.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtjuːtɪlɪdʒ/, /ˈtuːtɪlɪdʒ/

Noun[edit]

tutelage (plural tutelages)

  1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.
    • Macaulay
      The childhood of the European nations was passed under the tutelage of the clergy.
  2. The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.

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