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tutelary (adj) connected with guardianship.
Tutelary responsibility is the responsibility of a person acting as the guardian of another person. When a person is in a tutelary position, they are in the position of a guardian, looking after the proper upbringing, education and care of the boy or the girl in their care.
- Jamesí tutelary responsibility in respect of Jim did not allow Jim to drop out of college and take up a job. James, responsible for Jimís upbringing, education, protection, etc. felt that it was not good for Jim to discontinue his studies.
- Acting in his tutelary capacity, Richard accepted the responsibility for Janeís education and career; He felt that as one in charge of her education and protection, it was his duty to see her properly settled.