Part of speech:

The state of being a pupil.

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Usage examples "pupilage":

  1. During the long while of his pupilage he has heard, " first learn your trade, and then do what you like". - "Modern Painting", George Moore.
  2. That he owed much to Gibbon himself is certain; that he did not fail to use his pupilage to that greatest of historians so as to rank among the best of his followers is not less certain, and is high enough praise for any man. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.
  3. Evelyn is now a young lady in society, and of course it is absurd for her to continue under pupilage. - "That Fortune", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.