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tutelary

[ toot-l-er-ee, tyoot- ]
/ 藞tut l藢蓻r i, 藞tyut- /
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adjective
having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint.
of or relating to a guardian or guardianship.
noun, plural tu路te路lar路ies.
a person who has tutelary powers, as a saint, deity, or guardian.
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Also tu路te路lar [toot-l-er, tyoot-]. /藞tut l 蓹r, 藞tyut-/.

Origin of tutelary

1605鈥15; <Latin t奴t膿l膩rius guardian; see tutelage, -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM tutelary

su路per路tu路te路lar路y, adjectiveun路tu路te路lar, adjectiveun路tu路te路lar路y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for tutelary

tutelary

tutelar (藞tju藧t瑟l蓹)

/ (藞tju藧t瑟l蓹r瑟) /

adjective
invested with the role of guardian or protector
of or relating to a guardian or guardianship
noun plural -laries or -lars
a tutelary person, deity, or saint
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