Simple Definition of novitiate
: the time when a person is a religious novice
Examples of novitiate
<a novitiate in the rarefied world of international diplomacy, the recently appointed ambassador is treading cautiously>
Origin of novitiate
French noviciat, from Medieval Latin noviciatus, from novicius
First Known Use: 1600
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