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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tutelage in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- The act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; guardianship; protection
- the king's right of seigniory and tutelage
1848, Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay, “Chapter I”, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, published 1871, page 23:
- The childhood of the European nations was passed under the tutelage of the clergy.
- The state of being under a guardian or a tutor; care or protection enjoyed.
- Instruction; teaching; guidance