novitiate


novitiate

noun

  1. the state or period of being a novice of a religious order or congregation.
  2. the quarters occupied by religious novices during probation.
  3. the state or period of being a beginner in anything.
  4. a novice.

noun

  1. the state of being a novice, esp in a religious order, or the period for which this lasts
  2. the part of a religious house where the novices live
  3. a less common word for novice

n.also noviciate, “state of being a novice,” c.1600, from Middle French noviciat or directly from Medieval Latin novitiatus, from Late Latin novitius “novice,” from Latin adjective novicius (see novice).

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