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[toot-l-ij, tyoot-] /ˈtut l ɪdʒ, ˈtyut-/
the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship.
instruction; teaching; guidance:
His knowledge of Spanish increased under private tutelage.
the state of being under a guardian or a tutor.
Origin of tutelage
1595-1605; < Latin tūtēl(a) guardianship (derivative of tuērī to watch; see tuition) + -age
2. direction, supervision, tutoring, coaching. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tutelage
  • 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.
  • Many of us have attained our own academic and professional dreams and aspirations under their tutelage, directly or indirectly.
  • Over time, the creature learns, based on your tutelage.
  • Even better, do so under the tutelage of someone who knows more than you do.
  • Those questions could be asked by many home cooks under the tutelage of chefs and their cookbooks.
  • We must govern as those who learn and they must obey as those who are in tutelage.
  • Visitors move cattle under the tutelage of an experienced ranch hand.
British Dictionary definitions for tutelage


the act or office of a guardian or tutor
instruction or guidance, esp by a tutor
the condition of being under the supervision of a guardian or tutor
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tūtēla a caring for, from tuērī to watch over; compare tuition
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Word Origin and History for tutelage

c.1600, from Latin tutela "a watching, protection," from variant past participle stem of tueri "watch over" (see tutor (n.)). Meaning "instruction, tuition" first appeared 1857.

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