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pupilage

[pyoo-puh-lij]
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noun
  1. the state or period of being a pupil; tutelage.
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Origin of pupilage

First recorded in 1580–90; pupil1 + -age
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Related Words for pupilage

inception, group, nonage, outset, minority, start, immaturity, beginning, childhood, adolescence, juvenility, puberty, infancy, nursery, youth, cradle, babyhood, teens, incunabulum, pupilage

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Historical Examples of pupilage

  • Is it that the dignity of genius forbids it, or that pupilage is half a disgrace?

    How to Write a Novel

    Anonymous

  • He repudiated the notion that they needed any pupilage from the general Government in the management of public affairs.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858

    John William Burgess

  • A pretty notion the Signorina must form of your enslaved state of pupilage, when she hears you ask that question.

  • While his state of pupilage lasted he lived on alms and was bound by the severest vows of obedience and chastity.

  • He that has made even a little progress beyond ignorance and pupilage cannot be edified with anything but truth.