tuition


tuition
tuition (n.) mid-15c., "protection, care, custody," from Anglo-Fr. tuycioun (late 13c.), from O.Fr. tuicion "guardianship," from L. tuitionem (nom. tuitio) "a looking after, defense, guardianship," from tuitus, pp. of tueri "to look after" (see TUTOR (Cf. tutor)). Meaning "action or business of teaching pupils" is recorded from 1580s. The meaning "money paid for instruction" (1828) is probably short for tuition fees, in which tuition refers to the act of teaching and instruction.

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