Friday, November 08, 2013
Definitions for novitiate
- the state or period of being a beginner in anything.
- the state or period of being a novice of a religious order or congregation.
- the quarters occupied by religious novices during probation.
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Citations for novitiate
Moreover, in carrier training the tests confronted the candidate, the eternal novitiate, in more rapid succession than in any other form of flying.
She would study very hard in the Abbé's catechism class from now on, so that her confirmation would be perfect, and so that he would recommend her for the novitiate.
Origin of novitiate
Novitiate comes from the Medieval Latin word meaning "novice."