[too-ish-uhn, tyoo-]
the charge or fee for instruction, as at a private school or a college or university: The college will raise its tuition again next year.
teaching or instruction, as of pupils: a school offering private tuition in languages.
Archaic. guardianship or custody.

1250–1300; Middle English tuicion a looking after, guarding < Latin tuitiōn- (stem of tuitiō), equivalent to tuit(us) (past participle of tuērī to watch; cf. tutelage) + -iōn- -ion

tuitional, tuitionary [too-ish-uh-ner-ee, tyoo-] , adjective
tuitionless, adjective
self-tuition, noun Unabridged
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tuition (tjuːˈɪʃən)
1.  instruction, esp that received in a small group or individually
2.  the payment for instruction, esp in colleges or universities
[C15: from Old French tuicion, from Latin tuitiō a guarding, from tuērī to watch over]

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Word Origin & History

1436, "protection, care, custody," from Anglo-Fr. tuycioun (1292), from O.Fr. tuicion "guardianship," from L. tuitionem (nom. tuitio) "a looking after, defense, guardianship," from tuitus, pp. of tueri "to look after" (see tutor). Meaning "action or business of teaching pupils"
is recorded from 1582. The meaning "money paid for instruction" (1828) is probably short for tuition fees, in which tuition refers to the act of teaching and instruction.
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Example sentences
Despite the outcry over high college costs, tuition rates are still going up.
If you have paid college tuition recently, you probably have questions.
Beyond the cultural grounding that's served here, tuition is free and kids are
  fed breakfast and lunch daily.
And students now struggling with that debt load should demand a full tuition
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