tutelary[to̵̅o̅t′'l er′ē, tyo̵̅o̅t′-]
- that watches over or protects
- of or serving as a guardian
Origin: L tutelarius from tutela: see tutelage
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- Being or serving as a guardian or protector: tutelary gods.
- Of or relating to a guardian or guardianship.
Origin: From Latin tūtēlārius, guardian, from tūtēla, tutelage; see tutelage.