Tutelary

Tutelary [ TOOT-l-er-ee ]
 noun, adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) holding the position of being the guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing
2. (adj.) pertaining to a guardian or protector
3. (n.) the person who serves as a guardian
4. (n.) one who has protective powers
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Indigenous and shamanic healers speak about the presence of and use of such tutelary spirits which are often personified and summoned while working with a patient.

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