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Pronunciation : Tu"tor
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. tutour, L. tutor, fr. tueri to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur. Cf. Tuition.]
Definition : Defn: One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing. Specifically: -- (a) A treasurer; a keeper. "Tutour of your treasure." Piers Plowman. (b) (Civ. Law) One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian. (c) A private or public teacher. (d) (Eng. Universities) An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discipline. (e) (Am. Colleges) An instructor of a lower rank than a professor.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tu"tor
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct. Their sons are well tutored by you. Shak.

2. To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity. Addison.

t. [imp. & p. p. Tutored; p. pr. & vb. n. Tutoring.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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