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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Definitions for tutelage

  1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
  2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
  3. 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. Roland Huntford, Nansen: The Explorer as Hero
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. Jose Trias Monge, Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World
Origin of tutelage
Tutelage is from Latin tutela, "protection; guardian" (from the past participle of tueri, "to watch, to guard") + the suffix -age.