Pronunciation: (tOOt'l-er"ē, tyOOt'-), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -lar•ies.
1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint.
2. of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship.
a person who has tutelary powers, as a saint, deity, or guardian. Also,tu•te•larPronunciation: (tOOt'l-ur, tyOOt'-). [key]
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