tutelary

tutelary
a) Having guardianship or protection of

when a minor is involved, frequently tutelary powers acompany powers of attorney

b) Of or pertaining to guardians

those are, of course, tutelary benefits which follow the tutelary responsibilities

2. noun

Batman served as a tutelary of Gotham City

See Also: tutor, tutelage

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  • tutelary — [to͞ot′ lər, tyo͞ot′ lərto͞ot′ l er΄ē, tyo͞ot′ l er΄ē] adj. [L tutelarius < tutela: see TUTELAGE] 1. that watches over or protects 2. of or serving as a guardian: Also tutelar [to͞ot′ lər, tyo͞ot′ lər] n. pl. tutelaries a tutelary god, spirit …   English World dictionary

  • tutelary — index protective Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tutelary — 1610s, from L. tutelarius a guardian, from tutela protection, watching (see TUTOR (Cf. tutor)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tutelary — (also tutelar) ► ADJECTIVE 1) serving as a protector, guardian, or patron. 2) relating to protection or a guardian …   English terms dictionary

  • Tutelary — Tutelar Tu te*lar, Tutelary Tu te*la*ry, a. [L. tutelaris: cf. F. tut[ e]laire. See {Tutelage}.] Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing; guardian; protecting; as, tutelary goddesses. [1913 Webster] This, of all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tutelary — I. adjective Date: 1611 1. having the guardianship of a person or a thing < a tutelary goddess > 2. of or relating to a guardian II. noun (plural laries) Date: 1652 a tutelary power (as a deity) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tutelary — /tooht l er ee, tyooht /, adj., n., pl. tutelaries. adj. 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship. n. 3. a person who has tutelary powers, as a …   Universalium

  • tutelary — /ˈtjutələri/ (say tyoohtuhluhree) adjective 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or relating to a guardian or guardianship. –noun 3. one having tutelary authority, as an angel, saint …  

  • tutelary — adj. (also tutelar) 1 a serving as guardian. b relating to a guardian (tutelary authority). 2 giving protection (tutelary saint). Etymology: LL tutelaris, L arius f. tutela: see TUTELAGE …   Useful english dictionary

  • tutelary — tu•te•lar•y [[t]ˈtut lˌɛr i, ˈtyut [/t]] also tu•te•lar [[t] l ər[/t]] adj. n. pl. lar•ies 1) having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing 2) of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship 3) a person who has tutelary …   From formal English to slang

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