noun, plural tu·te·lar·ies.
Origin of tutelary
Examples from the Web for tutelary
Poseidon (Neptune) was naturally regarded as the chief patron and tutelary deity of the seafaring Greeks.Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art|John Vinycomb
I am just come from Montmorenci, where I have been paying my devotions to the tutelary deities of the place for the last time.The History of Emily Montague|Frances Brooke
Yet he hoped to see her again; for each one fancies that his romance has its own tutelary guardian and divinity.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
Elsewhere the possession of a tutelary spirit in animal form is the privilege of the magician.
Like our tutelary angel, he will show us the path that conducts or leads back to God.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
noun plural -laries or -lars
1610s, from Latin tutelarius "a guardian," from tutela "protection, watching" (see tutor (n.)).