Tu"tor (?), n. [OE. tutour, L.
tutor, fr. tueri to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur. Cf.
Tuition.] One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the
care of, some person or thing. Specifically: --
(a) A treasurer; a keeper. "Tutour of
your treasure." Piers Plowman.
(b) (Civ. Law) One who has the charge of a
child or pupil and his estate; a guardian.
(c) A private or public teacher.
(d) (Eng. Universities) An officer or member
of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their
(e) (Am. Colleges) An instructor of a lower
rank than a professor.
Tu"tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Tutored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tutoring.]
1. To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to
Their sons are well tutored by you.
2. To play the tutor toward; to treat with
authority or severity. Addison.