juniorate

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noun ju·nior·ate \ˈjün-yə-ˌrāt, -rət\

Definition of juniorate

  1. 1 :  a course of high school or college study for candidates for the priesthood, brotherhood, or sisterhood; specifically :  one preparatory to the course in philosophy

  2. 2 :  a seminary for juniorate training

1845

First Known Use of juniorate

1845

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