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tertianship

[tur-shuh n-ship] /ˈtɜr ʃənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
(in the Jesuit order) a period of strict discipline before the taking of final vows, beginning one or two years after ordination.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; tertian + -ship
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