tutor dative

noun

Definition of tutor dative

: a guardian appointed by a Roman magistrate in the absence of a testamentary guardian or a statutory guardian from among the close relatives who is entitled to act without confirmation by any magistrate in accordance with a certain order of preference sometimes : a testamentary guardian

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partial translation of Latin tutor dativus

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“Tutor dative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutor%20dative. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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