(also tutelar /-tl-ər/)
- 1Serving as a protector, guardian, or patron: the tutelary spirits of these regionsMore example sentences
- The Plural Genii refers to Roman Mythology - a tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place.
- In every village, there are dozens of shrines to tutelary or guardian spirits.
- For example, the cult of ancestors and tutelary spirits, which extend the community in time and space, contrasts with antisocial individualistic cults.
- 1.1Of or relating to protection or a guardian: the state maintained a tutelary relation with the security policeMore example sentences
- The covenant implied that the ultimate goal of the tutelary relationship was to educate the colonial peoples to political independence.
- Astoundingly, this tutelary relationship between Britannia and Hibernia was represented on the notes of two Irish banks in the nineteenth century.
- But the colonial anthropologist came to be in something of a tutelary relationship with a younger scholar from England.
early 17th century: from Latin tutelarius, from tutela 'keeping' (see tutelage).
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