Tu"te*lage (?), n. [L. tutela protection, fr. tutus safe, fr. tueri to watch, defend. Cf. Tuition.]
The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.
The childhood of the European nations was passed under the tutelage of the clergy.
The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed.
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