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juniorate

[joon-yuh-reyt, -yer-it] /ˈdʒun yəˌreɪt, -yər ɪt/
noun
1.
a two-year course of study for a Jesuit novice in preparation for the course in philosophy.
2.
a seminary for this course.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; junior + -ate3
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