Meaning of tutelage

tu•te•lage

Pronunciation: (tt'l-ij, tyt'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship.
  2. instruction; teaching; guidance: His knowledge of Spanish increased under private tutelage.
  3. the state of being under a guardian or a tutor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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