- the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship.
- instruction; teaching; guidance: His knowledge of Spanish increased under private tutelage.
- the state of being under a guardian or a tutor.
Origin of tutelage
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Examples from the Web for tutelage
Arnaud Faye, who spent four years under the tutelage of Bertron at Relais Bernard Loiseau, has a similar outlook.Do Michelin Stars Still Matter?
May 8, 2014
But beyond politics and policy, the rally was really about tutelage.'Kahane For Kids'
November 5, 2012
Under his tutelage, Bank of America acquired some big game, like FleetBoston Financial Corp. on April 1, 2004.The Merger That Ruined Lewis
October 1, 2009
Under the tutelage of the mad god, White Fang became a fiend.White Fang
Mildred under her brother's tutelage bid fare to be one of this sort.Browning's England
Helen Archibald Clarke
We are convinced that we are better than our fathers, and must break away from their tutelage.The Legacy of Greece
Place him under the tutelage of great masters and send him to Harvard.How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
What, would she go back to Bartenstein—to insignificance, to dulness, and to tutelage?The King's Mirror
- the act or office of a guardian or tutor
- instruction or guidance, esp by a tutor
- the condition of being under the supervision of a guardian or tutor
Word Origin and History for tutelage
c.1600, from Latin tutela "a watching, protection," from variant past participle stem of tueri "watch over" (see tutor (n.)). Meaning "instruction, tuition" first appeared 1857.