ju·​nior·​ate ˈjün-yə-ˌrāt How to pronounce juniorate (audio)
: a course of high school or college study for candidates for the priesthood, brotherhood, or sisterhood
specifically : one preparatory to the course in philosophy
: a seminary for juniorate training

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of juniorate was in 1845

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“Juniorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juniorate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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