postulancy

postulancy

[pos-chuh-luhn-see]
noun, plural postulancies.
the period or state of being a postulant, especially in a religious order.
Also, postulance.


Origin:
1880–85; postul(ant) + -ancy

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postulant (ˈpɒstjʊlənt)
 
n
a person who makes a request or application, esp a candidate for admission to a religious order
 
[C18: from Latin postulāns asking, from postulāre to ask, demand]
 
'postulancy
 
n
 
'postulantship
 
n

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