tutelage

If you babysit and tutor younger children after school, the kids are under your tutelage. You are responsible for their care and education.

Tutelage can mean guardianship as well as teaching and sometimes it's difficult to tell which sense is meant. If an athlete is under the tutelage of his coach, the coach teaches him but is also responsible for the athlete's health and well-being. When the word describes a situation where one country or culture takes charge of another, it's more clear that management and guardianship are meant.

Definitions of tutelage
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n attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Synonyms:
care, charge, guardianship
Types:
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due care, ordinary care, reasonable care
the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty
foster care
supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
great care
more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons
providence
the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
slight care
such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise
Type of:
protection
the activity of protecting someone or something

n teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)

Synonyms:
tuition, tutorship
Type of:
instruction, pedagogy, teaching
the profession of a teacher

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