Stephanie was the tutelary spirit guiding her 10th grade class; navigating the youngsters through the annals of history, math and a thing called cultural studies. Every year, as the winter warmed to spring, she’d choose one lucky student to be her classroom helper.
And she’d repay that dutiful student’s diligence by giving him a vigorous handy and breathing heavily into his ear.
- Having the guardianship or charge of protecting a person or a thing.
- Relating to a guardian or protector; as, tutelary goddesses.
- Having the qualities of a tutor.
From Latin tūtēlārius (“guardian”), from tūtēla (“tutelage, guardianship; dependent, client”) + -ārius (“suffix denoting an agent of use”); analyzable as tutelar + -ary.
- tutelarie (obsolete)
- Paganism: A deity or spirit serving as a guardian or protector of a place, person, culture; a tutelar, a tutelary deity.
tutelar, tutelary deity
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Tutelary. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/tutelary. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.
The Effin Word, s.v. tutelary, accessed October 4, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/tutelary.
The Effin Word. (n.d.). Tutelary. In The Effin Word. Retrieved October 4, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/tutelary