novitiate

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noun no·vi·tiate \nō-ˈvi-shət, nə-\

Definition of novitiate

  1. 1 :  the period or state of being a novice

  2. 2 :  a house where novices are trained

  3. 3 :  novice

Examples of novitiate in a Sentence

  1. a novitiate in the rarefied world of international diplomacy, the recently appointed ambassador is treading cautiously

Origin and Etymology of novitiate

French noviciat, from Medieval Latin noviciatus, from novicius


NOVITIATE Defined for English Language Learners

novitiate

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Definition of novitiate for English Language Learners

  • : the time when a person is a religious novice


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