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tūtēla ae, f

2 TV-, a watching, keeping, charge, care, safeguard, defence, protection : nullam corporis partem vacuam tutelā relinquere: Apollo, cuius in tutelā Athenas esse voluerunt: filios suos tutelae populi commendare: dii, quorum tutelae ea loca essent, L.: tutelae nostrae (eos) duximus, regarded as under our protection , L.: ut dicar tutelā pulsa Minervae, O.—In law, the office of guardian, guardianship, wardship, tutelage : qui tibi in tutelam est traditus: in suam tutelam venire, i. e. to come of age : ad sanos abeat tutela propinquos, H.: tutelarum iura.— A keeper, ward, guardian, watch, protector : (Philemon et Baucis) templi tutela fuere, O.: prorae tutela Melanthus, i. e. the pilot , O.: o tutela praesens Italiae (Augustus), H.A charge, care, trust : mirabamur, te ignorare, de tutelā legitimā . . . nihil usucapi posse, i. e. a ward's esiate.—A ward : Virginum primae puerique Deliae tutela deae, H.: tutela Minervae Navis, O.: vetus draconis, Pr.

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