Thursday, November 09, 2000
Definitions for tutelage
- The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
- The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
- Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.
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Citations for tutelage
But he was not yet free of his father's legal tutelage and had still to decide on a career.
This was the Puerto Rico that the United States invaded on July 25, 1898--a country that wanted political, economic, and social justice, but not colonial tutelage, however well meant.
Origin of tutelage
Tutelage is from Latin tutela, "protection; guardian" (from the past participle of tueri, "to watch, to guard") + the suffix -age.