Etymology
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tutelage (n.)

"guardianship," c. 1600, from -age + Latin tutela "a watching, keeping, safeguard, protection," from variant past participle stem of tueri "watch over" (see tutor (n.)). Meaning "instruction" first appeared 1857.

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Definitions of tutelage

tutelage (n.)
teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately);
Synonyms: tuition / tutorship
tutelage (n.)
attention and management implying responsibility for safety;
Synonyms: care / charge / guardianship
From wordnet.princeton.edu