Pupil

Pu"pil

, n. [F. pupille, n. masc. & fem., L. pupillus, pupilla, dim. of pupus boy, pupa girl. See Puppet, and cf. Pupil of the eye.] 1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.
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Too far in years to be a pupil now.
Shak.
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Tutors should behave reverently before their pupils.
L'Estrange.
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2. A person under a guardian; a ward. Dryden.
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3. (Civil Law) A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.
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Syn. -- Learner; disciple; tyro. -- See Scholar.
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