Tutelary definition

to͝otl-ər, -är, tyo͝ot-
Being or serving as a guardian or protector.

Tutelary gods.

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One that serves as a guardian or protector.
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That watches over or protects.
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When a minor is involved, frequently tutelary powers acompany powers of attorney.

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Of or pertaining to guardians.

Those are, of course, tutelary benefits which follow the tutelary responsibilities.

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Of or relating to a guardian or guardianship.
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Of or serving as a guardian.
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A tutelary god, spirit, etc.
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Having the qualities of a tutor.
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Batman served as a tutelary of Gotham City.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tutelary
Plural:
tutelaries

Origin of tutelary

  • From Latin tūtēlārius guardian from tūtēla tutelage tutelage

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

  • From the Latin tutelarius "guardian" from tutela "protection"

    From Wiktionary