AskDefine | Define tutelage

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1 teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately) [syn: tuition, tutorship]
2 attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care, charge, guardianship]

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From tutela, (protection)


  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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