noun Etymology: Latin tutela protection, guardian (from tutari to protect, frequentative of tueri to look at, guard) + English -age Date: 1605 1. a. an act or process of serving as guardian or protector ; guardianship b. hegemony over a foreign territory ; trusteeship 2 2. the state of being under a guardian or tutor 3. a. instruction especially of an individual b. a guiding influence <
a business under the tutelage of a new director

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Tutelage — Tu te*lage, n. [L. tutela protection, fr. tutus safe, fr. tueri to watch, defend. Cf. {Tuition}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king s right of seigniory and tutelage. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tutelage — index aid (help), auspices, charge (custody), direction (guidance), edification, education …   Law dictionary

  • tutelage — c.1600, from L. tutela a watching, protection, from variant pp. stem of tueri watch over (see TUTOR (Cf. tutor)). Meaning instruction, tuition first appeared 1857 …   Etymology dictionary

  • tutelage — [n] guardianship; teaching apprenticeship, care, coaching, custody, drilling, education, guidance, instruction, lesson, preparation, protection, schooling, supervision, training, tutoring; concepts 274,285 …   New thesaurus

  • tutelage — ► NOUN 1) protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship. 2) instruction; tuition. ORIGIN from Latin tutela keeping , from tueri watch …   English terms dictionary

  • tutelage — [to͞ot′ l ij, tyo͞ot′ l ij] n. [< L tutela, protection < tutus (see TUTOR) + AGE] 1. the function of a guardian; guardianship; care, protection, etc. 2. teaching; instruction 3. the condition of being under a guardian or tutor …   English World dictionary

  • tutelage — tu|te|lage [ˈtju:tılıdʒ US ˈtu: ] n [U] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: tutela protection, guarding , from tutus, past participle of tueri to look at, guard ] 1.) when you are taught or looked after by someone under sb s tutelage ▪ You… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tutelage — noun /ˈtjuːtɪlɪdʒ,ˈtuːtɪlɪdʒ/ a) The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the kings right of seigniory and tutelage. The childhood of the European nations was passed under the tutelage of the clergy. b) The state of being… …   Wiktionary

  • tutelage — n. under smb. s tutelage * * * [ tjuːtɪlɪdʒ] under smb. s tutelage …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tutelage — noun (U) formal 1 the state or period of being taught or looked after by someone: under sb s tutelage (=being taught by someone): Under Sir Edward s meticulous tutelage, I soon developed a discriminating taste. 2 regular teaching over many years… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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