novitiate[nō vis̸h′it; also, and chiefly Brit, -vis̸h′ē it, -āt′]
- the period or state of being a novice
- the quarters assigned to religious novices
Origin: Fr noviciat from Midieval Latin novitiatus
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- The period of being a novice.
- A place where novices live.
- See novice.
Origin: Medieval Latin novīciātus, from novīcius, novice; see novice.