Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Definition: (from dictionary.com)
1. the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship
2. instruction; teaching; guidance
3. the state of being under a guardian or a tutor

"Under the tutelage of their new coach, the football team finally won a game."
"Despite the patient tutelage of the eagle, the penguin was still unable to fly."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"c.1600, from Latin tutela 'a watching, protection,' from variant past participle stem of tueri 'watch over' (see tutor (n.)). Meaning 'instruction, tuition' first appeared 1857."

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