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1. A recent convert to a belief; a proselyte.
2. A beginner or novice: a neophyte at politics.
a. Roman Catholic Church A newly ordained priest.
b. A novice of a religious order or congregation.
1. (Theology) a person newly converted to a religious faith
2. (Theology) RC Church a novice in a religious order
3. a novice or beginner
[C16: via Church Latin from New Testament Greek neophutos recently planted, from neos new + phuton a plant]
1. a beginner or a novice.
2. a new convert to a belief, religion, etc.; proselyte.
3. a novice in a religious order.
ne`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
ne′o•phyt•ism (-faɪˌtɪz əm) n.
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|Noun||1.||neophyte - a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously|
|2.||neophyte - any new participant in some activity|
|3.||neophyte - a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist|