tutelary: Meaning and Definition of

tu•te•lar•y

Pronunciation: (tt'l-er"?, tyt'-), [key]
? adj., n., pl. -lar•ies.
?adj.
  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.
?n.
  1. a person who has tutelary powers, as a saint, deity, or guardian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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