Allowing for the regular year of novitiate, the Count was certainly in Bonn before the 17th of June, 1787.
The novitiate has its great joys, but it has its great trials also.
novitiate and apprenticeship in any profession, are difficult.
The air of assurance and dignity about it all was exceedingly noticeable to the novitiate.
That miserable girl completed her novitiate five months ago; and the night before she was to take the veil she escaped.
It may have been so; he was still in his novitiate of infamy.
I have sent word to Mme. de Brinon to examine them all, and to begin nothing for the novitiate until my return.
We ourselves do not care to take pupils who have no idea at all of the novitiate.
A novitiate had to be passed, and young boys were to be educated in the monastery, but were not expected to become monks.
He will review them as soon as his two years of novitiate are over.
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).