v line There is no horror, no cruelty, sacrilege, or perjury, no imposture, no infamous transaction, no cynical robbery, no bold plunder or shabby betrayal that has not been or is not daily being perpetrated by the representatives of the states, under no other pretext than those elastic words, so convenient and yet so terrible: "for reasons of state." - Mikhail Bakunin, Federalism, Socialism, and Anti-Theologism


State of guardianship; the condition of one who is subject to the control of a guardian.


A person who has been lawfully appointed to the care of the person and property of a minor.

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. Above that age, and until their, majority or emancipation, they are placed under the authority of a curator.


The power which an individual, sui juris, has to take care of the person of one who is unable to take care of himself. Tutorship differs from curatorship.