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novitiate

no·vi·ti·ate (no·vi·ci·ate)

novitiate (noviciate)

 
pronunciation:
no vI shi iht [or] no vI shi eIt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition or period of being a novice.
synonyms:
apprenticeship
similar words:
initiation, probation, training, trial
definition 2: one who is preparing to take the vows of a religious order; novice.
synonyms:
novice
similar words:
acolyte, apprentice, catechumen, initiate, neophyte, pledge, postulant, proselyte
definition 3: the residence that religious novices occupy.
similar words:
abbey, cloister, priory
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