Simple Definition of tutelage
: the teaching of an individual student by a teacher
: an act of guarding or protecting something
: helpful influence or guidance
Full Definition of tutelage
Examples of tutelage
The company is relying on the tutelage of its new CEO to increase profits.
<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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tutelage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).