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novitiate (n.)

also noviciate, c. 1600, "state of being a novice," from French noviciat or directly from Medieval Latin novitiatus, from Late Latin novitius "novice," from Latin adjective novicius "newly arrived, inexperienced" (see novice). Meaning "quarters in a convent occupied by novices" is from 1620s.

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Definitions of novitiate from WordNet

novitiate (n.)
the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order);
Synonyms: noviciate
novitiate (n.)
someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows;
Synonyms: novice
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