tutela

noun tu·te·la \t(y)üˈtēlə\

Definition of tutela

plural

tutelae

\-ēˌlē\
  1. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of tutela

Latin, protection, guardianship, guardian


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