Definition of pupilage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpyo͞opəlij/
(also pupillage)


The state of being a pupil or student.
Example sentences
  • Three years later she qualified with an honours degree and wrote to Michael Mansfield about her pupillage.
  • But during this long pupillage he had perennially returned to his family's estate to work the vintages, watch and learn.
  • Let us emancipate the student, and give him time and opportunity for the cultivation of his mind, so that in his pupilage he shall not be a puppet in the hands of others, but rather a self-relying and reflecting being.

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Syllabification: pu·pil·age

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