Pronunciation: (tOOt'l-ij, tyOOt'-), [key]
1. the act of guarding, protecting, or guiding; office or function of a guardian; guardianship.
2. instruction; teaching; guidance: His knowledge of Spanish increased under private tutelage.
3. the state of being under a guardian or a tutor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.