tutorage

tutorage

[too-ter-ij, tyoo-]
noun
1.
the office, authority, or care of a tutor.
2.
the charge for instruction by a tutor.

Origin:
1610–20; tutor + -age

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tutor (ˈtjuːtə)
 
n
1.  a teacher, usually instructing individual pupils and often engaged privately
2.  (at universities, colleges, etc) a member of staff responsible for the teaching and supervision of a certain number of students
3.  Scots law See pupil the guardian of a pupil
 
vb
4.  to act as a tutor to (someone); instruct
5.  (tr) to act as guardian to; have care of
6.  chiefly (US) (intr) to study under a tutor
7.  rare (tr) to admonish, discipline, or reprimand
 
[C14: from Latin: a watcher, from tuērī to watch over]
 
'tutorage
 
n
 
'tutorship
 
n

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