Novitiate

No*vi"ti*ate

(?), n. [LL. novitiatus: cf. F. noviciat.]
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1. The state of being a novice; time of initiation or instruction in rudiments.
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2. Hence: The time of probation in a religious house before taking the vows.
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3. One who is going through a novitiate, or period of probation; a novice. Addison.
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4. The place where novices live or are trained. [R.]
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