tutelage

[toot-l-ij, tyoot-]
noun
1.
the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship.
2.
instruction; teaching; guidance: His knowledge of Spanish increased under private tutelage.
3.
the state of being under a guardian or a tutor.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin tūtēl(a) guardianship (derivative of tuērī to watch; see tuition) + -age


2. direction, supervision, tutoring, coaching.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To tutelage
Collins
World English Dictionary
tutelage (ˈtjuːtɪlɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the act or office of a guardian or tutor
2.  instruction or guidance, esp by a tutor
3.  the condition of being under the supervision of a guardian or tutor
 
[C17: from Latin tūtēla a caring for, from tuērī to watch over; compare tuition]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

tutelage
1605, from L. tutela "a watching, protection," from variant pp. stem of tueri "watch over" (see tutor). Meaning "instruction, tuition" first appeared 1857.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
In fine arts, job candidates demonstrate their teaching skills by showing artwork created under their tutelage.
Many students went on to establish successful careers under his tutelage.
The cause: a lonely and frustrated home life under the tutelage of a shrewish relative.
But no waiver for the tutelage on academic integrity.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature