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Word: tutelary

Definition: protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities


Sentences Containing 'tutelary'

Thus, then, one of our own noble stamp, even a whaleman, is the tutelary guardian of England; and by good rights, we harpooneers of Nantucket should be enrolled in the most noble order of St. George.

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