- the period or state of being a novice
- the quarters assigned to religious novices
Also Chiefly Brit.no·vi′ci·ate
Origin of novitiateFrench noviciat ; from Medieval Latin novitiatus
- The period of being a novice.
- A place where novices live.
- See novice.
Origin of novitiateMedieval Latin novīciātus, from novīcius, novice; see novice.
From Medieval Latin novitiatus (“a novitiate"), from Latin novicius, novitius (“a novice"), from novus (“new").