Tu"te*lage (?), n. [L. tutela protection, fr. tutus safe, fr. tueri to watch, defend. Cf. Tuition.]

1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and tutelage.

The childhood of the European nations was passed under the tutelage of the clergy.

2. The state of being under a guardian; care or protection enjoyed. V. Knox.