juniorate

noun
ju·​nior·​ate | \ ˈjün-yə-ˌrāt How to pronounce juniorate (audio) , -rət\

Definition of juniorate

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 : a seminary for juniorate training

First Known Use of juniorate

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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