Definition of tutelage
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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
The winger is said to be a rising star within English football and would seemingly be a prospect of the future for the Magpies who could see his development rise exponentially under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez.
The High School Journalism Institute at Oregon State University, two decades in the making, has shown young people the process of newspaper production under the tutelage of professional reporters.
Inside the Episode 00:00/03:40Live Episode 2: Home Bran Stark, under the tutelage of the Three-Eyed Raven, goes back in time to earlier days at Winterfell, when his father, Ned, was a boy.
The senior duo flourished under the tutelage of Giron, who urged them to break free of their comfort zone.
Metellus and Kinnel formed the backup safety duo last year, and under Brown’s tutelage, received just as many snaps in practice as the starters.
The company was founded in 1991 and grown substantially since then under the tutelage of CEO Ed Kenty.
Arya is looking ultra-badass, as is Brienne (with cute li'l sidekick Pod, who has apparently learned to fight pretty well under her tutelage).
Under the tutelage of Chizuko Asada, a 22-year music instructor at Cal State Long Beach, Preston is advancing almost too fast for his father to keep up.
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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
Latin tutela protection, guardian (from tutari to protect, frequentative of tueri to look at, guard) + English -age
First Known Use: 1605See Words from the same year
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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