tutelary

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 tutelary — Synonyms and related words: ancestral spirits, angel, attendant godling, control, covering, custodial, daemon, defensive, demon, fairy godmother, familiar, familiar spirit, fostering, genius, genius domus, genius loci, good angel, good genius,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 tutelary — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. protecting, guardian, advisory; see protective …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 tutelary — adj. serving in the role of guardian; of or pertaining to guardianship; of a protector …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 tutelary — a. See tutelar …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 tutelary — adj tutelar, guardian, guarding, protective, protecting, patron, patronal, patronly …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 tutelary — tu·te·lary …

    English syllables

  • 18 Tutelary deity — A tutelary (also tutelar) is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or occupation. Both tutelary and tutelar can be used as either a noun or an… …

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  • 19 tutelary saint — Patron, good genius, guardian …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 Eight imperial tutelary deities —    The focus of ritual cults of the imperial house which were maintained from the fifteenth century exclusively by the Yoshida and Shirakawa houses and after 1868 by the short­lived Department of Divinity (Jingikan). The deities are Ikumusubi no… …

    A Popular Dictionary of Shinto