Word of the Day: Tutelage

tu-te-lage / ˈtü-tə-lij
1. the act of protecting, instructing or guiding another person
Mothers, fathers, politicians: all must combine in their respect and help for this delicate work of formation, which the little child carries on in the depth of a profound psychological mystery, under the tutelage of an inner guide.
Maria Montessori, 1870-1952
2. the state of acting under the direct supervision of an authority or teacher
The worst effect of tutelage is that it negates self-discipline, and therefore people suddenly released from it are almost bound to make fools of themselves.
Suzanne La Follette, 1893-1983