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an archaic word for apprentice
n., v. -ticed, -tic•ing. n.
1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
2. a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade.
3. learner; novice.v.t.
4. to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.v.i.
5. to serve as an apprentice.
[1300–50; < Anglo-French, Old French ap(p)rentiz < Vulgar Latin *apprendit(us), for Latin apprehēnsus, past participle of apprehendere to apprehend]