What does tutelage mean?

Definitions for tutelage
ˈtut l ɪdʒ, ˈtyut-tute·lage

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tutelage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tutelage, tuition, tutorshipnoun

    teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)

  2. care, charge, tutelage, guardianshipnoun

    attention and management implying responsibility for safety

    "he is in the care of a bodyguard"


  1. tutelagenoun

    The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.

  2. tutelagenoun

    The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.

  3. Etymology: From tutela, from tueri; see tuition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tutelagenoun

    Guardianship; state of being under guardian.

    Etymology: tutelle, tutelageforeign, Fr. tutela, Lat.

    If one in the possession of lands die, and leave a minor to succeed to him, his tutelage belongeth to the king. William Drummond.

    He accoupled the ambassage with an article in the nature of a request, that the French king might, according unto his right of seigniory or tutelage; dispose of the marriage of the young duchess of Britany. Francis Bacon.


  1. Tutelage

    Tutoring is private academic support, usually provided by an expert teacher; someone with deep knowledge or defined expertise in a particular subject or set of subjects. A tutor, formally also called an academic tutor, is a person who provides assistance or tutelage to one or more people on certain subject areas or skills. The tutor spends a few hours on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to transfer their expertise on the topic or skill to the student (also called a tutee). Tutoring can take place in different settings.


  1. tutelage

    Tutelage refers to the act of guiding, teaching, or being under the guidance or instruction of someone else, typically a tutor or a mentor. It also represents a period of time in which one receives such instruction or guidance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tutelagenoun

    the act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage

  2. Tutelagenoun

    the state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tutelage

    tū′te-lāj, n. guardianship: state of being under a guardian.—adjs. Tū′telar, Tū′telary, protecting: having the charge of a person or place. [L. tutelatutāri, to guard—tuēri, to see.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce tutelage?

How to say tutelage in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tutelage in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tutelage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of tutelage in a Sentence

  1. George Filenko:

    Let me put it this way, if I knew about that personnel file and I was a parent, I certainly wouldn't put my child in the Explorer program under his tutelage.

  2. Nathalie Tomasini:

    Valerie Bacot was always under Daniel Polette's tutelage, so Valerie Bacot could not say anything.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for tutelage

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for tutelage »


Find a translation for the tutelage definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"tutelage." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tutelage>.

Discuss these tutelage definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for tutelage? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    A cleave
    B affront
    C abash
    D loom

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for tutelage: