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.(noun)
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Use "tutelage" in a sentence
"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."
"After a little pause, 'But is a woman in tutelage for her whole life in this country?' she said."
"We often wonder about and, indeed, my colleagues and I routinely suggest Haiti and similar places for "tutelage" - a type of UN trusteeship."