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tutelar

Definition:

providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more tutelar

Superlative:

most tutelar

Similar to:

protective

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

custodial | tutelary

Etymology:

Latin tutelaris, from tutela + -aris.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tutelary deity | tutelary | tutelar

a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or occupation. Both tutelary and tutelar can be used as either a noun or an adjective. An analogous concept in ... (41 of 1680 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tutelary deity

Collins Dictionary:

tutelar | tutelaries [plural] | tutelars [plural] | tutelary

Same as "tutelary" | Same as "tutelary" | invested with the role of guardian or protector | of or relating to a guardian or guardianship | a tutelary ... (24 of 196 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tutelar

Oxford Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelar

serving as a protector, guardian, or patron | relating to protection or a guardian (13 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tutelary

Random House Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelaries [plural] | tutelar [sense-specific]

having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing. | of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship. | a person who has ... (25 of 52 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tutelary

American Heritage Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelaries [plural] | tutelars [plural] | tutelar [sense-specific]

Being or serving as a guardian or protector | Of or relating to a guardian or guardianship. | One that serves as a guardian or protector. (24 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tutelary

Merriam-Webster:

tutelary [entry 1, adjective]

having the guardianship of a person or a thing | of or relating to a guardian (15 of 32 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tutelary

Wiktionary:

tutelar | tutelars [plural] | guardian [synonym, sense-specific] | protector [synonym, sense-specific] | protective [synonym, sense-specific] | tutelary [synonym, sense-specific]

Serving as a guardian; protective; tutelary. | One that is tutelary. (10 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tutelar

Macmillan British Dictionary:

custodial [law]

relating to the legal right to take care of someone, especially a child | relating to putting or keeping someone in prison (21 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/custodial

Cambridge Dictionary:

custodial [entry 1] | custodial sentence

a period of time that someone must stay in prison (10 of 19 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/custodial 1

custodial [entry 2]

relating to the legal right to care for someone or something, especially a child (14 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/custodial 2

New World Dictionary:

custodial

of custody or custodians (4 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/custodial

Encarta Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelaries [plural] | tutelars [plural] | tutelar

acting in the role of a protector or guardian | relating to or belonging to a guardian | a tutelary being or person, especially a saint or deity ... (26 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722667​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

tutelar | tutelars [plural]

Origin: Latin tutelaris, from tutela + -aris.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tutelar

tutelary | tutelaries [plural]

Origin: the Latin tutelarius "guardian" from tutela "protection"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tutelary

Oxford Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelar

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Latin tutelarius, from tutela "keeping" (see "tutelage")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tutelary

American Heritage Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelaries [plural] | tutelars [plural]

Origin: From Latin tūtēlārius, guardian, from tūtēla, tutelage; see "tutelage".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tutelary

Online Etymology:

tutelary

First use: 1610s

Origin: Latin tutelarius "a guardian", from tutela "protection, watching".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=tutelary

New World Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelaries [plural]

Origin: Latin tutelarius from tutela: see "tutelage"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tutelary

Encarta Dictionary:

tutelary | tutelaries [plural] | tutelars [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin tutelarius from tutela

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722667​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

tutelar | tutelaries [plural] | tutelars [plural] | tutelary

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tutelar"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tutelar

tutelary | tutelaries [plural] | tutelars [plural] | tutelar

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tutelary"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tutelary

the Free Dictionary:

Tutelar

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Tutelar"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Tutelar

tutelary

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "tutelary"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "tutelary"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "tutelary" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/tutelary

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

tutelar

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tutelar"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tutela​02 word=tutelar

tutelary

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tutelary"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tutela​03 word=tutelary

Google Dictionary:

tutelary

Audio: English pronunciation of "tutelary"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=tutelary

YourDictionary Audio:

tutelary

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tutelary" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tutelary

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