noun tu·te·lage \ˈtü-tə-lij, ˈtyü-\

: the teaching of an individual student by a teacher

: an act of guarding or protecting something

: helpful influence or guidance

Full Definition of TUTELAGE

a :  an act or process of serving as guardian or protector :  guardianship
b :  hegemony over a foreign territory :  trusteeship 2
:  the state of being under a guardian or tutor
a :  instruction especially of an individual
b :  a guiding influence <a business under the tutelage of a new director>

Examples of TUTELAGE

  1. The company is relying on the tutelage of its new CEO to increase profits.
  2. <a governess overseeing the tutelage of the family's children>

Origin of TUTELAGE

Latin tutela protection, guardian (from tutari to protect, frequentative of tueri to look at, guard) + English -age
First Known Use: 1605

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis


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