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noun (wikipedia, tutelary)
  1. A tutelary spirit that guides a person; a genius.
    • 1891, Walter James Hoffman, The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa
    • :The object which first appears is adopted as the personal mystery, guardian spirit, or tutelary of the entranced, and is never mentioned by him without first making a sacrifice.
    • 1900, w:Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell Holmes, Over the Teacups
    • :All at once, my "that other Me over whom I button my waistcoat when I button it over my own person"put it into my head to look up the story of Madame Saqui.
    • 1960, Charles I. Glicksberg, Norman Mailer: The Angry Young Novelist in America, in Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature, vol. 1, no. 1
    • :He will release his pent-up rage and fear no evil, for his genius is with him, and his bids him violate all the taboos of the literary marketplace.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek .


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