noun, plural tu·te·lar·ies.
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The Lar or tutelary divinity of the house seems, however, to have retained his ancient place in the trium.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
Zulus are great believers in tutelary spirits, of which each individual has one or more continually watching over him.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
To return to the theory that totems are tutelary spirits in animal or other natural forms.
The Euahlayi, in Australia for instance, call tutelary spirits yunbeai; hereditary totems they call by a separate name, Dhe.
Thus the Thlinket, totemic on Australian primitive lines, do not regard their hereditary exogamous totems as "tutelary spirits."