Tu"tor (?), n. [OE. tutour, L. tutor, fr. tueri to watch, defend: cf. F. tuteur. Cf. Tuition.]

One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing.

Specifically: --


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.


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.


© Webster 1913.

Tu"tor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tutored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tutoring.]


To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct.

Their sons are well tutored by you. Shak.


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



© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.