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Definition of "tutelage" []

  • 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)
  • The act or office of a guardian or tutor (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Instruction or guidance, esp by a tutor (noun)
  • The condition of being under the supervision 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."