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 for tutelage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tutelage \Tu"te*lage\ (t[=u]"t[-e]*l[asl]j; 48), n. [L. tutela
     protection, fr. tutus safe, fr. tueri to watch, defend. Cf.
     Tuition.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship;
        protection; as, the king's right of seigniory and
        tutelage.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The childhood of the European nations was passed
              under the tutelage of the clergy.     --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The state of being under a guardian; care or protection
        enjoyed. --V. Knox.
        [1913 Webster] Tutelar

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tutelage
      n 1: teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired
           privately) [syn: tutelage, tuition, tutorship]
      2: attention and management implying responsibility for safety;
         "he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care, charge,
         tutelage, guardianship]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "tutelage":
     abetment, administration, advocacy, aegis, auspices, backing, care,
     catechization, chair, chair of English, championship, charge,
     charity, clientage, clientship, coaching, countenance, cure,
     custodianship, custody, dependence, dependency, didactics,
     direction, edification, education, encouragement, enlightenment,
     favor, fellowship, fosterage, goodwill, governance, government,
     guardianship, guidance, hands, illumination, information,
     instruction, interest, jurisdiction, keeping, management, ministry,
     oversight, pastorage, pastorate, pastorship, patronage, pedagogics,
     pedagogy, preceptorship, private teaching, professorate,
     professorhood, professoriate, professorship,
     programmed instruction, protectorship, readership, reeducation,
     safe hands, schooling, schoolmastery, seconding, self-instruction,
     self-teaching, sponsorship, spoon-feeding, stewardship, sympathy,
     teachership, teaching, tuition, tutorage, tutoring, tutorship,
     ward, wardenship, wardship, watch and ward, wing
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TUTELAGE. State of guardianship; the condition of one who is subject to the 
  control of a guardian. 
  
  

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