Definition of tutelage in English:


Line breaks: tu¦tel|age
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːtɪlɪdʒ


[mass noun]
  • 1Protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship: the organizations remained under firm government tutelage
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    • Adoption too was possible and various forms of tutelage or guardianship existed.
    • What the village has are divisions called houses of 10 children under the care and tutelage of one mother.
    • She is hobbled by inexperience and a lowly position, but Wilmot takes her under his patronage and tutelage.
  • 1.1Instruction; tuition: he felt privileged to be under the tutelage of an experienced actor
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    • He has studied the instrument under the tutelage of some of the best.
    • The day will alternate between instruction and hands-on practice under the tutelage of the very best in the business.
    • He has traveled extensively to gem locales worldwide and has opened himself to the tutelage of well-known gem authorities.


early 17th century: from Latin tutela 'keeping', (from tut- 'watched', from the verb tueri) + -age.

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