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tutelage

tu·te·lage

tutelage

 
pronunciation:
tu t lihj
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or function of a tutor or teacher; instruction; teaching.
Her singing improved under the great master's tutelage.
synonyms:
instruction, tuition
similar words:
education, schooling, training, tutorage
definition 2: the act of guarding, guiding, or protecting, or the condition of being under a guardian or tutor.
He was an adult now and resented his uncle's tutelage.
synonyms:
guardianship, guidance, keeping, protection, supervision
similar words:
care, charge, direction, tutorage, wardship