tutorless, adj.tutorship, n.
/tooh"teuhr, tyooh"-/, n.
1. a person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, esp. a private instructor.
2. a teacher of academic rank lower than instructor in some American universities and colleges.
3. a teacher without institutional connection who assists students in preparing for examinations.
4. (esp. at Oxford and Cambridge) a university officer, usually a fellow, responsible for teaching and supervising a number of undergraduates.
5. the guardian of a boy or girl below the age of puberty or majority.
6. to act as a tutor to; teach or instruct, esp. privately.
7. to have the guardianship, instruction, or care of.
8. to instruct underhandedly; coach: to tutor a witness before he testifies.
9. Archaic.
a. to train, school, or discipline.
b. to admonish or reprove.
10. to act as a tutor or private instructor.
11. to study privately with a tutor.
[1350-1400; ME < L tutor protector, equiv. to tu- (var. s. of tueri to guard; see TUTELAGE) + -tor -TOR]
Syn. 6. See teach.

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