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tutelary

tu·te·lar·y

tutelary

 
pronunciation:
tu t leI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being or acting as a protector or guardian.
similar words:
guardian
definition 2: of or concerning a protector or guardianship.
similar words:
guardian
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: tutelaries
definition: a person or deity regarded or acting as a guardian.
similar words:
guard
derivations: tutelar (adj.), tutelar (n.)