Tu"tor (?), n. [OE. tutour, L. tutor, fr. tueri to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur. Cf. Tuition.]

One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing.

Specifically: --

(a)

A treasurer; a keeper.

"Tutour of your treasure."

Piers Plowman.

(b) Civ.Law

One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian.

(c)

A private or public teacher.

(d) Eng. Universities

An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discipline.

(e) Am. Colleges

An instructor of a lower rank than a professor.

 

© Webster 1913.


Tu"tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tutored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tutoring.]

1.

To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct.

Their sons are well tutored by you. Shak.

2.

To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity.

Addison.

 

© Webster 1913.

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