Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The capacity or activity of a guardian; guardianship.
  • noun The capacity or activity of a tutor; instruction or teaching.
  • noun The state of being under the direction of a guardian or tutor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Protection, guardianship: as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.
  • noun The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
  • noun The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.
  • noun The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
  • noun teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin tūtēla (from tūtus, variant past participle of tuērī, to guard) + –age.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin tutela ("a watching, guardianship, protection"), from tueri ("to watch, guard"); see tuition.

Examples

  • The group's tutelage is far from polite and largely relies on instructors such as the Repairman and the Butcher, beating lessons into Gibson until he passes out.

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  • After a little pause, 'But is a woman in tutelage for her whole life in this country?' she said.

    Juniper Hall: A Rendezvous of Certain Illustrious Personages during the French Revolution, Including Alexandre D'Arblay and Fanny Burney

  • We often wonder about and, indeed, my colleagues and I routinely suggest Haiti and similar places for "tutelage" - a type of UN trusteeship.

    MercatorNet

  • Exxon stock has gone up 57 percent under his tutelage, which is quite an accomplishment to be celebrated, or should it be defended now here in America?

    CNN Transcript May 28, 2008

  • The law was “an insulting attempt to put the laborer under a legislative tutelage, which is not only degrading to his manhood, but subversive of his rights as a citizen of the United States.”

    A History of American Law

  • The law was “an insulting attempt to put the laborer under a legislative tutelage, which is not only degrading to his manhood, but subversive of his rights as a citizen of the United States.”

    A History of American Law

  • The law was “an insulting attempt to put the laborer under a legislative tutelage, which is not only degrading to his manhood, but subversive of his rights as a citizen of the United States.”

    A History of American Law

  • "But if Jurand die first, then the tutelage will be the prince's and mine, and we will give you the girl immediately."

    The Knights of the Cross or, Krzyzacy

  • So essentially, Schwartz has been dealing with an expansion team in 2009, and in that context, the two wins the team has managed under his tutelage are a good start.

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  • So essentially, Schwartz has been dealing with an expansion team in 2009, and in that context, the two wins the team has managed under his tutelage are a good start.

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  • it just rolls off the tongue in such a satisfying way

    June 10, 2007

  • King Monkut used this word when he was talking to Mycroft Kincaid about how his children were doing under Anna's teaching.

    June 13, 2012