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TUI'TION, noun [Latin tuitio, from tueor, to see, behold, protect, etc.; Latin duco, to lead.]

1. Guardianship; superintending care over a young person; the particular watch and care of a tutor or guardian over his pupil or ward.

2. More especially, instruction; the act or business of teaching the various branches of learning. We place our children under the preceptors of academies for tuition [This is now the common acceptation of the word.]

3. The money paid for instruction. In our colleges, the tuition is from thirty to forty dollars a year.