tu·​te·​la | \ t(y)üˈtēlə \
plural tutelae\ -​ēˌlē \

Definition of tutela

1 Roman, civil, & Scots law : the right or power of a tutor over his ward : the relation of a tutor to his ward or pupil
2 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

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History and Etymology for tutela

Latin, protection, guardianship, guardian

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“Tutela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutela. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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