Tu"te*lar (?), Tu"te*la*ry (?), a. [L. tutelaris: cf. F. tut'elaire. See Tutelage.]

Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, tutelary goddesses.

This, of all advantages, is the greatest . . . the most tutelary of morals. Landor.

 

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