Tutelary
Tutelar Tu"te*lar, Tutelary Tu"te*la*ry, a. [L. tutelaris: cf. F. tut['e]laire. See {Tutelage}.] Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, tutelary goddesses. [1913 Webster]

This, of all advantages, is the greatest . . . the most tutelary of morals. --Landor. [1913 Webster]


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  • tutelary — [to͞ot′ lər, tyo͞ot′ lərto͞ot′ l er΄ē, tyo͞ot′ l er΄ē] adj. [L tutelarius < tutela: see TUTELAGE] 1. that watches over or protects 2. of or serving as a guardian: Also tutelar [to͞ot′ lər, tyo͞ot′ lər] n. pl. tutelaries a tutelary god, spirit …   English World dictionary

  • tutelary — index protective Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tutelary — 1610s, from L. tutelarius a guardian, from tutela protection, watching (see TUTOR (Cf. tutor)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tutelary — (also tutelar) ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving as a protector, guardian, or patron. 2) relating to protection or a guardian …   English terms dictionary

  • tutelary — 1. adjective a) Having guardianship or protection of when a minor is involved, frequently tutelary powers acompany powers of attorney b) Of or pertaining to guardians those are, of course, tutelary benefits which follow the tutelary… …   Wiktionary

  • tutelary — I. adjective Date: 1611 1. having the guardianship of a person or a thing < a tutelary goddess > 2. of or relating to a guardian II. noun (plural laries) Date: 1652 a tutelary power (as a deity) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tutelary — /tooht l er ee, tyooht /, adj., n., pl. tutelaries. adj. 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship. n. 3. a person who has tutelary powers, as a …   Universalium

  • tutelary — /ˈtjutələri/ (say tyoohtuhluhree) adjective 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or relating to a guardian or guardianship. –noun 3. one having tutelary authority, as an angel, saint …   Australian English dictionary

  • tutelary — adj. (also tutelar) 1 a serving as guardian. b relating to a guardian (tutelary authority). 2 giving protection (tutelary saint). Etymology: LL tutelaris, L arius f. tutela: see TUTELAGE …   Useful english dictionary

  • tutelary — tu•te•lar•y [[t]ˈtut lˌɛr i, ˈtyut [/t]] also tu•te•lar [[t] l ər[/t]] adj. n. pl. lar•ies 1) having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing 2) of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship 3) a person who has tutelary …   From formal English to slang

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