Tu"te*lage (?), n. [L. tutela
protection, fr. tutus safe, fr. tueri to watch, defend. Cf.
1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship;
protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and
The childhood of the European nations was passed under the
tutelage of the clergy. Macaulay.
2. The state of being under a guardian; care or
protection enjoyed. V. Knox.