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Examples of tutelage in a Sentence
The company is relying on the tutelage of its new CEO to increase profits.
a governess overseeing the tutelage of the family's children
Recent Examples of tutelage from the Web
Under the tutelage of former Germany goalkeeper coach Michael Fuchs, Angerer spent the final decade of her career cultivating her own style and philosophy around goalkeeping.
Eventually, the young Travis was accepted for an apprenticeship under the tutelage of Claiborne's most pre-eminent barrister, one James Dellet.
Gentry began his coaching career in 2012 as a defensive analyst at Tennessee under the tutelage of his former positon coach at Alabama, Sal Sunseri.
In Creed II, Drago's son, Viktor Drago (played by Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu, front left), looks set to face Adonis, under the tutelage of his father.
There was the confusion, frustration and mourning that can be expected following such a change, especially considering that Kidd had been with the team for 3 1/2 seasons and multiple players credited his tutelage with aiding their own development.
Coming up under the tutelage of Puff Daddy, Amadeus was a part of Bad Boy Records revered production team, The Hitmen.
The theory was Mueller, under the tutelage of Bill Marshall, who had been the associate head coach, could learn the mechanics of the job — fundraising, dealing with the community, hiring a staff.
Under the tutelage of Head Coach Casey Dunn, Samford is the winningest Division I program in the state of Alabama since 2011, and the Bulldogs have had 22 players selected in the MLB Draft over the last seven years.
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Did You Know?
The Latin verb tuēri means "to look at" or "to guard." When "tutelage" first began appearing in print in the early 1600s, it was used mainly in the protective sense of "tuēri," as writers described serfs and peasants of earlier eras as being "under the tutelage of their lord." Over time, however, the word's meaning shifted away from guardianship and toward instruction. This pattern of meaning can also be seen in the related nouns "tutor" (which shifted from "a guardian" to "a private teacher") and "tuition" (which now refers to the act or profession of teaching or the cost of instruction but originally meant "protection, care, or custody especially as exercised by a parent or guardian over a child or ward").
Origin and Etymology of tutelage
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TUTELAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tutelage for English Language Learners
: the teaching of an individual student by a teacher
: an act of guarding or protecting something
: helpful influence or guidance
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