Definition of tutelage in English:



mass noun
  • 1Protection of or authority over someone or something; guardianship.

    ‘the organizations remained under firm government tutelage’
    • ‘Under his tutelage, Australia has fulfilled its historic heritage as ‘the lucky country.’’
    • ‘The year 1968 witnessed the establishment of the Indian Rocket Society under Kalam's tutelage.’
    • ‘Under their tutelage, the Egyptian Press became a medium for public debates over socioeconomic and political issues.’
    • ‘But in the long run, this choice will bear fruit - a fruit that is ripened under Mother Nature's own tutelage.’
    • ‘Adoption too was possible and various forms of tutelage or guardianship existed.’
    • ‘From a long way back, a dream of European unification under benevolent French tutelage has existed in France.’
    • ‘More recently, and largely as a result of English tutelage, it had acquired some reputation as a maritime power.’
    • ‘She is hobbled by inexperience and a lowly position, but Wilmot takes her under his patronage and tutelage.’
    • ‘Mortals became able and prosperous farmers under his tutelage, but gradually they turned careless and wasteful.’
    • ‘What the village has are divisions called houses of 10 children under the care and tutelage of one mother.’
    • ‘In fact, Leviev had the temerity to lecture Namibians on what would be good for them under his tutelage.’
    care, guardianship, charge, keeping, safe keeping, wardship, ward, responsibility, protection, guidance
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    1. 1.1 Instruction; tuition.
      ‘he felt privileged to be under the tutelage of an experienced actor’
      • ‘The day will alternate between instruction and hands-on practice under the tutelage of the very best in the business.’
      • ‘Many readers of this column will have benefited from his tutelage and we all wish him well.’
      • ‘Since five he'd fished under his grandfather's tutelage and had caught just about every known fish.’
      • ‘I have a feeling they will be around for a time and will get better under his tutelage.’
      • ‘He has traveled extensively to gem locales worldwide and has opened himself to the tutelage of well-known gem authorities.’
      • ‘Some of the older players in that squad have said they will not miss his management style but the kids who now form the core of the first team admire his honesty and are grateful for his tutelage.’
      • ‘He has studied the instrument under the tutelage of some of the best.’
      • ‘O'Sullivan never had the distinction of guiding a senior team to glory in the top division but his athletic tutelage of any team that crossed his path was legendary.’
      • ‘Under her tutelage, she learned the nuances of singing.’
      • ‘The dribbling tutelage he received from his father on the beaches near his home toughened him up to ensure that he has coped with the physical nature of the Scottish game.’
      • ‘Under Tyranowski's tutelage, Karol Wojtyla decided to be a priest and enrolled in a clandestine seminary in Krakow.’
      • ‘Hayes, now a professor of film in New England, blossomed under the master's tutelage, producing crisp, witty dialogue, and for a while the two were close.’
      • ‘The Robinson girls not only learned how to grow vegetables but also, thanks to the expert tutelage of mum Joan, how to cook them.’
      • ‘But, under his dad's tutelage, Wood Jnr has now taken up the goalkeeping gloves, and is a regular at City's school of excellence.’
      • ‘Under his tough tutelage, moreover, I learnt a good deal about how to handle the world.’
      • ‘In five years under his tutelage they won seven one-day trophies.’
      • ‘Under his tutelage, the 17-year-old has won gold at the Junior Olympics, and European and world junior championships.’
      • ‘Lynch took the lad under his tutelage and gave him a step-by-step programme to craft a reliable swing which would not break down under pressure.’
      • ‘But, at each club I have played, there has been a hard-core of gambling aficionados, eager to offer tutelage on all options to aspiring punters.’
      • ‘From Coventry he moved to Nottingham Forest, where his career took off under the singular tutelage of Clough, the mentor he says was one step up the food chain from the Almighty.’
      teaching, tuition, coaching, tutoring, education, schooling, pedagogy, andragogy
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Early 17th century: from Latin tutela ‘keeping’, (from tut- ‘watched’, from the verb tueri) + -age.