plural tutelae
Roman, civil, & Scots law : the right or power of a tutor over his ward : the relation of a tutor to his ward or pupil
Roman law : a guardianship over a woman regardless of age who is not under marital or paternal power exercised by certain of her relatives by law

Word History


Latin, protection, guardianship, guardian

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“Tutela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutela. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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