Tutelage definition

to͝otl-ĭj, tyo͝ot-
The capacity or activity of a tutor; instruction or teaching.
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Teaching; instruction.
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Tutelage is the education or protection of someone.

An example of tutelage is when a guardian protects a child.

An example of tutelage is when a mentor teaches his young apprentice.

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The state of being under the direction of a guardian or tutor.
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The function of a guardian; guardianship; care, protection, etc.
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The condition of being under a guardian or tutor.
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The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.
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The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.
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The capacity or activity of a guardian; guardianship.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tutelage
Plural:
tutelages

Origin of tutelage

  • Latin tūtēla (from tūtus) (variant past participle of tuērī to guard) –age

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary