tutelary
[ toot-l-er-ee ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin from Latin tutelarius, from tutela ‘keeping’
Synonyms
  • advisory
  • custodial
  • guardian
  • protective
Antonyms
  • unprotective
Definition
serving as a protector, guardian, or patron
Example
Carole gained tutelary powers over her niece and nephew after her sister passed away.
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