tutelage was our Word of the Day on 02/06/2011. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
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 Smith, who remains Robinson’s personal coach to this day, Robinson continued to develop each year of elementary and middle school.
While Chris and Becca wrote songs under the tutelage of Richard Marx, this time the group wrote with the help of Vegas legend Wayne Newton.
Under the tutelage of coach Jay Wright, Brunson showed his ability to adapt while staying efficient and ready for the moment in leading the Wildcats to two NCAA titles in three years.
Such development has include his time in North Carolina under the tutelage of Wallace, the former Detroit Pistons standout.
Williams began to learn the design aspect in her freshman year, under the tutelage of Diana Manner, a career tech instructor.
The team members then travel multiple times to sites, including the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., to practice under the tutelage of Olympic trapshooting medalist Terri DeWitt.
The nation’s largest African American festival marked its 43rd year this weekend under the tutelage of Fernandez’s daughter.
The team made steady progress throughout the season under the tutelage of Coach Cifuntes.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tutelage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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").
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
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).