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TUTOR, civil law. A person who has been lawfully appointed to the care of the person and property of a minor.
     2. By the laws of Louisiana minors under the age of fourteen years, if males, and under the age of twelve years, if females, are both, as to their persons and their estates, placed under the authority of a tutor. Civ. Code, art. 263. Above that age, and until their, majority or emancipation, they are placed under the authority of a curator. Ibid.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Child's main interests were always in language and literature, so while he held tutorships and even a professorship in other areas, he spent virtually all of his spare time reading and writing in his favorite subject, English literature.
But last night(fri) a Birmingham teachers' union was sceptical about whether the university's pay offer would lead to a rush of members applying for the tutorships.