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 (to͞ot′l-ĕr′ē, tyo͞ot′-) also tu·te·lar (to͞ot′l-ər, -är′, tyo͞ot′-)
1. Being or serving as a guardian or protector: tutelary gods.
2. Of or relating to a guardian or guardianship.
n. pl. tu·te·lar·ies also tu·te·lars
One that serves as a guardian or protector.

[From Latin tūtēlārius, guardian, from tūtēla, tutelage; see tutelage.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tutelar - providing protective supervisiontutelar - providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding; "daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; "a guardian angel"; "tutelary gods"
protective - intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs"
References in classic literature ?
In fresh myrtle my blade I'll entwine, Like Harmodius, the gallant and good, When he made at the tutelar shrine A libation of Tyranny's blood.
Magua had often heard the fame of this wise and just Delaware; a reputation that even proceeded so far as to bestow on him the rare gift of holding secret communion with the Great Spirit, and which has since transmitted his name, with some slight alteration, to the white usurpers of his ancient territory, as the imaginary tutelar saint* of a vast empire.
* The Americans sometimes called their tutelar saint Tamenay, a corruption of the name of the renowned chief here introduced.
Next to these are those who are appointed to have the general care of all those public sacrifices to the tutelar god of the state, which the laws do not entrust to the priests: and these in different states have different appellations.
Durante este tiempo el DISA ha sido el ente tutelar y coordinador de las actividades academicas de estos programas de posgrado, no obstante, se ha recibido mucho apoyo y colaboracion de otras dependencias universitarias, entre las que destacan: Escuela de Ingenieria Quimica, Centro de Investigacion del Agua (CIA) y la Facultad Experimental de Ciencias; cuyos docentes e investigadores han servido de soporte a las actividades academicas, mediante el dictado de clases, seminarios, tutoria de trabajos de grado, miembros de jurados evaluadores y otros.
Dentre os que participaram, 2 foram membros do forum DCA (Direitos da Criancas e Adolescentes), 1 do CT (Conselho Tutelar) e 1 do CMDCA (Conselho Municipal dos Direitos das Criancas e Adolescentes).