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tuition (s) (noun), tuitions (pl)
1. Payments that are paid to an educational establishments by students for the right to study there: Karl's parents are paying his tuition so he can attend the university next year.
2. Etymology: from Latin tuitionem, "guard, protection, defense; from tui-,stemof tueri, "to look after, to protect, to watch over".

The meaning of "money paid for teaching or instruction" is first recorded in 1828, in American English, probably a shortening of "tuition money, tuition fees", and derives from the earlier extended meaning of "an act of teaching, instruction of a pupil or pupils".

—According to The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology
by Robert K. Barnhart, Editor; The H.W. Wilson Company; 1988; page 1174.
This entry is located in the following units: -tion (page 21) tuit-, tut- (page 1)