Etymology
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tuition (n.)

early 15c., "protection, care, custody," from Anglo-French tuycioun (13c.), Old French tuicion "guardianship," from Latin tuitionem (nominative tuitio) "a looking after, a caring for, watching over, protection, guardianship," from tuitus, past participle of tueri "to look after" (see tutor (n.)). Meaning "action or business of teaching pupils" is recorded from 1580s. The meaning "money paid for instruction" (1828) probably is short for tuition fees, in which tuition refers to the act of teaching and instruction (a sense attested from 1580s).

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Definitions of tuition

tuition (n.)
a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education);
tuition and room and board were more than $25,000
Synonyms: tuition fee
tuition (n.)
teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately);
Synonyms: tutelage / tutorship
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