noun Etymology: Middle English tuicioun protection, from Anglo-French, from Latin tuition-, tuitio, from tueri to look at, look after Date: 15th century 1. archaic custody, guardianship 2. the act or profession of teaching ; instruction <
pursued his studies under private tuition
3. the price of or payment for instruction • tuitional adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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