La palabra del día: Tutela

Feminine noun. Legal institution by which a person, tutor (guardian), is entrusted with the representation of minor children without parents or those legally unable to exercise their rights. E.g.: La tutela sobre los menores se rige por los principios universales consagrados por el Código Civil: Guardianship of minors is regulated by the universal principles enshrined in the Civil Code.
The verb is tutelar. dc